Cyrix teams up with Phoenix

Information appliances en route

Chip manufacturer Cyrix, which is owned by National Semiconductor, said today it had signed a far-reaching agreement with Phoenix Technologies. According to a statement from the company, the agreement means there will be a dedicated engineering team working on future technology. Dick Sanquini, VP of the Cyrix group at NatSemi said that the agreement would give his company access to enabling software technologies, not just in the PC market. Mobile connectivity products -- so called information appliances -- are expected to emerge from the agreement. Meanwhile, NatSemi announced it had promoted Jean-Louis Bories to executive VP and general manager of the Cyrix group. ¨

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