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New chip contender Via has struck back at Intel barely a day after it acquired x.86 company Cyrix from NatSemi. In a brief statement, Via acknowledged it had received the lawsuit Intel filed on the 23 June and said it had taken "necessary legal action" to protect its rights. (See Intel outed on PC-133) It said it will continue to provide P6 chipsets, including the PC-133 solution that it wanted to show at last month's Computex show in Taiwan. Further, it said, it had told its mobo and OEM customers of the issues involved. Intel is maintaining an ashen-faced and tight-lipped stance on the situation, so far. ®

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