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National Semiconductor has laid off 165 people at its plant in Singapore, Asian wires report today. That is around 10 per cent of its workforce at the facility. Yesterday we reported that redundancies at National Semiconductor were inevitable, because of a string of poor quarters. A Cyrix engineer also speculated that CEO Brian Halla's job was under review. But he discounted that Cyrix would be sold off to IBM in a separate deal. ®

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