VIA Defines Pico-ITX Form Factor

"Tiny 10cm x 7.2cm complete PC platform fits into palm of hand, more than 75% smaller than the Mini-ITX, embodies VIA's "Small is Beautiful" strategy to inspire x86 system innovation"

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News <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 23/04/07
Author: PV5150
Source: VIA Technologies

Official Press Release

Official Press Release

Tiny 10cm x 7.2cm complete PC platform fits into palm of hand, more than 75% smaller than the Mini-ITX, embodies VIA's "Small is Beautiful" strategy to inspire x86 system innovation

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA VT6047 Pico-ITX form factor reference design, the smallest full-featured x86 mainboard in the industry designed for a new world of ultra compact embedded PC systems and appliances.

The Pico-ITX form factor is the latest advance in VIA's proven record on platform miniaturization. The Mini-ITX mainboard, at 17cm x 17cm, which recently celebrated its 5th anniversary as an industry standard form factor with wide market adoption, was followed by the Nano-ITX form factor at 12cm x 12cm, exactly 50% of the size of the Mini-ITX. Now, the Pico-ITX, at 10cm x 7.2cm and 50% of the size of the Nano-ITX form factor, truly embodies VIA’s "Small is Beautiful" technology design strategy of shrinking the form factor to drive the x86 platform into ever smaller systems and whole new device categories.

Leveraging VIA's extensive expertise in miniaturization at the silicon level through major advances in power efficiency, thermal management and feature integration, the VIA VT6047 Pico-ITX mainboard was designed to be powered by one of VIA’s energy efficient processor platforms, such as the VIA C7 or fanless VIA Eden processor in the 21mm x 21mm nanoBGA2 package, combined with feature-rich VIA system media processors to enable the board to pack a performance punch in a tiny, low heat, low power package.

"The Pico-ITX represents VIA's commitment to spearhead x86 innovation through our proven technology leadership in driving down the platform size," said Richard Brown, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "As with the Mini-ITX and Nano-ITX form factors before it, this new platform has raised the excitement level among enthusiasts and customers alike, firing the imagination an almost unlimited range of what were previously impossibly small systems."

More details about the Pico-ITX form factor and the VIA VT6047 Pico-ITX mainboard reference design may be found in the "VIA Pico-ITX Form Factor" white paper, available for download from the VIA website at:

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22-04-2007, 08:30:57

After llwyds Pm i thought we might aswell have a thread about it.

i spose for now we have to wait for doddsy to receive these statements?

or we can ask doddsy for a screenshot of his bank statement (assuming he has online banking), or also ask grandpa for a copy of his statement?

22-04-2007, 08:49:35

IMO Grandpa is a dodgy feck. We should give him x days to get the statements to dodsy before starting the threats :p

22-04-2007, 09:05:14

I think Grandpa is totally BS'ing everyone TBH. Wasn't his primary reason for being here just the F/S/T forum? And look, after he scams someone out of 2x their money he just dissapears. Scammer alert!

22-04-2007, 09:35:11

It's very strange that the chap doesn't have the funds in his account and I am not convinced at all.

At least dodsy has all the details and we have it in hand, but I wish these [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]s would [IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG] off our forum

22-04-2007, 09:40:20

Totally agreed, this smells totally of bull[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]! I agree with Jim...let's give him 'x' amount of days to get this sorted, and then we can start making threats. Otherwise this situation may well drag on for aeons.

22-04-2007, 09:59:00

Well i did eventually get the mouse i bought off him and he has made the effort to come on and assure me that he's not buggered off. Which if he was intended to do, i'm sure he wouldnt return to the scene of the crime.

I think we should put some pressure on him to speed things up though. He needs to get his ass into gear big time.

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