The Register meldt dat 9 belangrijke Cyrix engineers het bedrijf hebben verlaten nadat bekend werd dat moederbedrijf VIA van plan is om de processor divisie in een apart bedrijf neer te dumpen. VIA zegt dat de leegloop van expertise geen gevolgen heeft voor haar lange termijn doelstellingen:
Nine frontline staff at Cyrix's old HQ in Richardson, Texas, walked out yesterday after hearing that the CEO of Via wanted to spin off the CPU division of his company as a separate going concern.
According to sources in Richardson, Steve McMahan, former director of engineering, and eight other key people left the firm yesterday to join startup Navarro Networks, run by a former Cyrix vice president called Mark Bluhm.
[...] No one from Via was available for comment at press time. Other sources told The Register this afternoon that the resignations included facilities and part time human resource (HR) managers, but that key people that had departed included the head of circuit design, the head of process engineering, the head of physical layout, and the person in charge of silicon validation.