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VIA Labs VL800 4-Port USB 3.0 Host Controller Receives USB-IF Certification
2011 Aug
4-Port USB 3.0 host controllers to broaden manufacturer and consumer product choices


Taipei, Taiwan, August 17, 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 SuperSpeed USB host controller has 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 David Hsu, Associate Vice President, VIA Labs, Inc. "With multiple USB 3.0 ports becoming a standard feature, SuperSpeed USB is set for mass-update within the next 6 months. 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 controller 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 Host Controller, 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 USB 3.0 Host Controller

The VIA VL800 is a single chip USB 3.0 Host controller, which enables 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 root hub consists of four downstream facing ports enabling the simultaneous operation of multiple peripheral devices.


VIA Labs VL800 Availability

The VIA Labs VL800 USB 3.0 host controller is currently shipping. For information on pricing, please contact your local VIA Labs sales representative or send an email to: sales@via-labs.com

For more information about the VIA Labs VL800 USB 3.0 Host Controller please visit: http://www.via-labs.com/en/products/vl800/index.jsp

For Images of VIA Labs VL800 USB 3.0 host controller, please visit: http://www.viagallery.com/index.php?option=com_flickr4j&Task=sets&Set=72157625184651405&Page=1

To learn more about SuperSpeed USB, the SuperSpeed USB compliance and certification program or how to become a USB-IF member, visit www.usb.org.


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. www.via-labs.com