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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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