Via Technologies will introduce a chip later this year that combines most of a computer\u2019s components in a single package, the company\u2019s chief executive said Wednesday.Called John, the upcoming chip combines Via\u2019s C7 processor, chipset, and a graphics processor in a single package, said Wenchi Chen, Via\u2019s president and chief executive officer. Chen held up a sample of John during his keynote presentation at the Via Technology Forum, which is being held alongside the Computex exhibition in Taipei.John will be produced in volume later this year, he said.Chen has long championed a push toward smaller computers that consume less power. While Intel executives touted the power-hungry Pentium 4 with its massive cooling systems, Chen instead pushed smaller PCs built around Via\u2019s Mini-ITX motherboard and fanless processors. Now, the focus on smaller, more energy-efficient computers has become an industry-wide trend.The introduction of John takes the notion that "small is beautiful" one step further, Chen said. "This is the direction where we\u2019re going to push going forward," Chen said.To underscore his point, Chen pulled a small motherboard from his pocket. The board, which easily fits into his hand, included a John chip and the dynamic RAM required for a computer. The board is designed to be used in handheld computing applications, he said.Computex runs through June 10.-Sumner Lemon, IDG News ServiceFor related news coverage, read Via Goes \u2018Pret-a-Porter\u2019 With Vogue PCs.Check out our CIO News Alerts and Tech Informer pages for more updated news coverage.