With this agreement, VIA, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, will gain access to the most commercially proven Bluetooth Radio and Baseband Cores available, thus gaining a competitive edge in this fast growing market. The deal also includes Ericsson's Bluetooth Host and embedded Stack (Software).


A major player in the move towards a more connected world that the company calls 'Total Connectivity,' VIA has chosen Ericsson's highly dependable Bluetooth IP in their drive towards that goal.


"We are very pleased to be working with the leading authority on Bluetooth," says Jerry Sun, Special Assistant to the President and Head of the Networking Business Unit at VIA Technologies, Inc. "We have entered a new era of networking and connectivity in the office and at home, and VIA wants to be at the forefront of developments in this area. We believe that working with Ericsson will be very beneficial in accomplishing that."


"VIA plays a leading role in the development of products for PCs and mobile devices," says Maria Khorsand, President of Ericsson Technology Licensing, "and we look forward to working with one of the most established companies in the industry.  Ericsson and VIA share a lot of the same goals, and our cooperation should serve to strengthen both companies' positions in their respective markets."