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National Semi in the spotlight

National Semiconductor decides to pull out of the PC chip race, a move that could send shudders through the low end of the market.

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National Semiconductor decides to pull out of the PC chip race, a move that could send shudders through the low end of the market.

"The whole PC processor business is one hell of a treadmill."

- Dean McCarron, principal analyst of Mercury Research

 


National's move could have wide-ranging effect
Higher-priced PCs, trouble for AMD, and even the return of IBM to the PC-processor market are some of the potential ripple effects of the Cyrix decision.

National Semi leaving PC chip market
update National Semiconductor says it will exit the PC processor business and lay off more than 500 people.

Previous coverage
Cyrix reaches beyond the $299 PC
National Semiconductor, one of the companies that gave birth to the low-cost PC with its Cyrix chip brand, is now looking to a future beyond the PC.

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