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VIA Labs USB 3.0 Host Controllers Receive USB-IF Certification

VIA Labs VL800 4-port and VL801 2-port USB 3.0 Host controllers to broaden manufacturer and consumer product choices

Taipei, Taiwan, September 14, 2011 - VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0) integrated chip controllers, today announced that the VIA Labs VL800 4-port and VL801 2-port SuperSpeed USB Host controllers have achieved SuperSpeed USB certification by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). As SuperSpeed USB adoption rapidly gains momentum throughout the industry, the growing number of USB-IF certified products continues to drive a competitive and innovative ecosystem.

"VIA Labs has been a leader in developing a full spectrum of SuperSpeed USB products," said Dr. Daniel Lin, President, VIA Labs, Inc. "With multiple USB 3.0 ports becoming a standard feature, SuperSpeed USB is set for mass-update in the coming year. With a broad install-base to drive device makers, many exciting and new innovative products are already starting to emerge."

The certification the of VIA Labs SuperSpeed USB host controllers provides the assurance that these products will interoperate with the billions of USB-enabled devices available on the market while delivering the speed, power efficiency, and power delivery specified by the USB 3.0 standard. In addition to the VL800 and VL801 Host Controllers, VIA Labs currently offers USB 3.0 SATA Bridge and USB 3.0 to NAND Flash Controllers, which have also achieved the USB-IF certification.

"The SuperSpeed USB ecosystem has seen unprecedented expansion within the past year, and this latest certified host controller provides manufacturers and consumers with additional choices," said Jeff Ravencraft, President & COO, USB-IF. "VIA Labs has worked diligently in cooperation with the USB-IF in creating hosts, hubs, and devices that help drive industry adoption."

VIA Labs VL800 and VL801 USB 3.0 Host Controller

The VIA VL800 and VL801 are single chip USB 3.0 Host controller, which enable a PCI Express equipped platform to interface with USB SuperSpeed (5 Gbps), High-Speed (480 Mbps), Full-Speed (12 Mbps), and Low-Speed (1.5 Mbps) devices. The VL800 root hub consists of four downstream facing ports, enabling the simultaneous operation of multiple peripheral devices. The VL801 has two downstream ports, and is pin-to-pin compatible.

VIA Labs VL800 and VL801 Availability

The VIA Labs VL800 and VL801 USB 3.0 Host controllers are currently shipping. For information on pricing, please contact your local VIA Labs sales representative or send an email to:

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About VIA Labs, Inc.

VIA Labs, Inc is the foremost supplier of USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers that are driving adoption of the new SuperSpeed USB data transfer specification. A wholly owned subsidiary of x86 processor platform provider, VIA Technologies, Inc., VIA Labs leverages its experience in high-speed serial link interfaces, in-house PHY design, and complete system integration to offer customers industry leading technology along with guaranteed high quality and implementation support.

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