World Micro Franchised for Leading Processor Platform Technology Provider, VIA Technologies, Inc.

Agreement Allows Franchised Distribution Rights for VIA Chipsets and Processors

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ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Mar 19, 2013) - Electronics distributor World Micro, Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement to become a franchised distributor for VIA Technologies, Inc. The agreement gives World Micro the ability to promote, distribute, market, and sell VIA processors and chipsets, including the latest VIA dual and quad core processors and VIA VX900 and VIA VX11 media system processors (MSP), throughout North America and Europe.

Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA's global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world's top OEMs and system integrators. VIA is registered on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE: 2388) and is a leading fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, thin client, and embedded markets.

"World Micro's customers are increasingly focused on purchasing channels that offer franchised lines and the new relationship with VIA will give our customers greater access to an even wider array of products," said Vikki Planche, World Micro's director of sales. "Our customers will also benefit from knowing World Micro-supplied processors and chipsets can be purchased with confidence in terms of reliability, quality, availability, and delivery," added Planche.

"VIA has always maintained very high standards when working with distributors. We are happy to say that World Micro easily meets these standards as a world-class component supplier," said Epan Wu, Head of VIA Embedded, VIA Technologies, Inc. "With their ethical business practices and global reach, World Micro is the ideal partner for extending our brand into new markets."

About World Micro Components, Inc. 
World Micro, Inc. is a global, aerospace, military, commercial, and medical electronic component and products distributor focused on quality systems. The company also leads the industry in detection of counterfeit components and anti-counterfeit education and training. Since 1996, World Micro has helped its customers solve difficult supply chain issues through innovative research, design, sourcing, stocking, procurement, inventory, and management solutions. World Micro, Inc. is privately held with headquarters in Roswell, Georgia, and an Asian distribution hub in Penang, Malaysia. The company's website is www.worldmicro.com and can be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/worldmicro. 

About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc. is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, thin client, and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact main boards. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA's global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world's top OEMs and system integrators. www.via.com.tw

Contact:

Dan Ellsworth
Ph: 770.698.1900
E-mail: dellsworth@worldmicro.com

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