VIA completes Cyrix buy

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VIA completes Cyrix buy

National Semiconductor has completed the sale of its Cyrix stand-alone PC processor business to VIA Technologies.

Part of the $167 million price was paid at closing, with the remainder contingent on future sales of Cyrix products.

The transaction includes the MII x86-compatible processor and its successors. National will hold onto its integrated MediaGX chip, the basis of its new Geode family of chips for the “information appliance” market.

Additional company and product information is available at www.national.com.

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