VIA used to be a confident third-place team in the x86 CPU game, but their position has been almost entirely squeezed out of the Market as of late due to the engorged bodies of AMD and Intel. Conveniently, however, VIA still hold the relevant licenses required to get a functioning modern CPU into the market, and are getting back in the game through their co-owned semiconductor manufacturer, Zhaoxin.
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Previously, x86 processors have mostly been the realm of Intel and AMD, largely due to their handfuls of patents and super-secret licensing deals that make it nigh-impossible for anyone else to enter the game without their explicit permission - but there is another company with all the legal doodads lurking in the distance.