Linked by h3rman on Thu 21st May 2009 11:01 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Few hardware vendors have not yet launched their own mini laptop (or, "netbook"). Most brands these days produce their own version of the same hardware, with Intel's i386-compatible Atom cpu's and Windows XP installed on a spinning hard drive or sometimes still a solid state disk. Some Linux models are still sold by some vendors, among whom Asus, which more or less started selling in this OLPC-inspired genre of laptops.
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RE: don't hold much hope
by Vinegar Joe on Thu 21st May 2009 15:10 UTC in reply to "don't hold much hope"
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If the Chinese government had half a brain they would have simply bought a controlling interest in Via, and used the Nano as their platform.

Get real. The Taiwanese government would never allow the PRC to buy control of a Taiwanese company as important as VIA.

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RE[2]: don't hold much hope
by voidlogic on Thu 21st May 2009 20:06 in reply to "RE: don't hold much hope"
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I agree, and further on that line of reasoning, the company that actually designs and packages the VIA Nano, Centaur Technology (A VIA subsidiary), is located in the US.

Even if Taiwanese government allowed such a purchase, the US government would probably not allow Centaur Technology to be transferred into Chinese hands.

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