The Register heeft weer leuke geruchten: volgens bronnen bij National Semiconductor hebben zich twee potentiële kopers aangemeld die Cyrix willen overnemen, één daarvan zou AMD zijn. IBM zou er vrijwel zeker niet bij zitten:
Joe D'Elia, senior semiconductor analyst at Dataquest Europe, pointed out that AMD has a lot on its plate at the moment. "They've got to maintain K6-2, the K6-III and get the K7 out, plus they're doing mobile versions. Buying Cyrix, however, would give them a proven design technology. They'd buy a name and a design team with an innovative set of products, which is what they did with NexGen."
He speculated that ST Microelectronics might also be interested, following rumours that it has fallen out with the x.86 core company Metaware it was wooing last year. "They could do with that design team," he said.
Samsung could also be a contender, D'Elia thought. "They might just realise that Alpha won't be a ten million a year product," he said.
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