Cyrix sale rumour mill ramps

TSMC is either interested or it's disinterested

There were conflicting reports on US wires yesterday evening that Taiwanese foundry TSMC was considering buying the Cyrix fab. One wire quoted a TSMC executive as saying it was interested in buying the fab while another wire quoted a TSMC executive as saying wasn't interested in buying the fab. But, in the process, a National executive confirmed that it was talking to several companies, as we reported earlier this week. (Story: AMD could buy Cyrix business) And Eurotrade which covers the Taiwanese market in quite excellent detail, said that a TSMC spokesman had confirmed that it was in talks to acquire the South Portland fab. ®

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