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AMD is showing marked reluctance to follow Intel's lead in putting serial numbers in its chips. (Previous story today with links to more previous stories: OEMs can switch off PIII serial numbers) That emerged after Cyrix spokespersons in the US said they would follow Intel's lead with the Pentium !!! (Katmai). According to US reports, National Semiconductor, which owns x.86 clone company Cyrix, is following Intel's lead, knowing that it does not pose a security threat to end users. But AMD was tight-lipped at press time, suggesting it has not finally made its mind up about the platform. The company, based in Sunnyvale, California, promised it would give a definitive answer by the end of the day. However, at close of play today, National Semiconductor denied it had made any decision on whether to follow Intel's lead. We're still waiting to hear from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in Sunnyvale at close of play. ®

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