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In one of the most remarkable moves in the computer industry for at least two days, Taiwanese chipset manufacturer Via said it was going to buy x.86 subsidiary Centaur from IDT. As part of the deal worth goodness knows how much, IDT and Via will issue licences to each other. That is bound to make chip giant Chipzilla (Intel) cross. IDT, a company listed on an American stock exchange, said only a few days back it wanted to get rid of Centaur and exit the x.86 clone market. That now gives Via two x.86 technologies. Just a few days back, Via said it had bought Cyrix from National Semiconductor for $167 million. IDT, an American company, was best known for SRAM before it got into x.86 technologies with a dedicated team at Centaur. Via gets all the Winchip microprocessor technology, the talented team based in Austin, Texas, and the intellectual property from Centaur. So which company is Via going to buy next? AMD? Rise? Intel? NatSemi? ®

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