Hard times for VIA
According to information from Taiwanese mainboard producers, the proportion of socket A mainboards sold has fallen back to below 20%. In April and May, some manufacturers only ordered half as many corresponding motherboards as in the previous months.
These figures are limited to end customer trade (AMD's domain) and not to OEM trade (Intel's domain) . The declining orders for Via chipsets are probably also a consequence of the Southbridge bug, which Via tried to push on Creative Labs. A better information policy on the part of Via might have had positive effects here.