VIA quitting the third-party motherboard business

via_logo Looks like the motherboard business has lost its luster for VIA . Custom PC is reporting that VIA "sees no future in making chipsets for third parties such as Intel and AMD."

A VIA rep said that one of the main reasons the company moved into the processor business was because it saw the third-party chipset business becoming less important against providing a complete all-in-one platform.

This move is a little surprising as VIA has been a pretty big player in the motherboard market but we’re seeing more and more complete platform offerings nowadays, so the tides seem to be turning. There are still plenty of third-party motherboard manufacturers to pick up the slack, although it’s interesting to see some of those companies getting into building things like netbooks — companies like ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI come to mind.

[via Slashdot]