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  • 30 October 2013 13:41

VIA Labs USB 3.0 Host, Hub, and Device Controllers Certified for Microsoft® Windows 8.1

VIA Labs USB 3.0 Product Line is engineered for great hardware experiences with Windows

Taipei, Taiwan, 29 October, 2013 - VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers, today announced the Microsoft Windows 8.1 readiness of its USB 3.0 Host, Hub, and Device controllers, corresponding with the recent release of the first major update to Windows 8. The VIA Labs VL805 4-Port and VIA Labs VL806 2-Port USB 3.0 Host controllers are Windows Hardware Certification Kit (WHCK) certified and support xHCI 1.0 and Microsoft’s USB Debugging Port Capability. The VIA Labs VL811+ USB 3.0 Hub Controller, which is used in the Microsoft USB Test Tool SuperMUTT Pack, is certified along with VIA Labs VL812 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub controller. The VL812 remains one of the only USB 3.0 hubs on the market with fully-integrated voltage regulators including 5V to 1.2V Switching regulator and 5V to 3.3V Linear regulator. The VIA Labs VL711 USB 3.0 to SATA 6Gbps SATA Bridge controller is Windows 8.1 certified and fully supports the USB Attached SCSI Protocol for additional performance due to greatly enhanced protocol efficiency. “The impact of uncertified hardware can range from general incompatibility and stability issues to poor performance and significantly reduced battery life,” said Terrance Shih, Product Manager, VIA Labs, Inc. “The Windows Certified logo stands for quality and a premium user experience and we are proud to offer products that are fully compliant.” For more information about the VIA Labs VL805, please visit: For more information about the VIA Labs VL811+, please visit: 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 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. VIA Labs PR Contact International: Richard Brown Phone: (886)-2-2218-5452 #6201 Fax: (886)-2-8218-6752 Email: Note to reporters, editors and writers: VIA is written in ALL CAPS. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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