Via's chip roadmap takes shape

Will use Cyrix name for Centaur parts

The first indication of how Via will integrate its Cyrix and Centaur chip families has appeared on the Web. According to JC's news, Via has plans to now release its Gobi S370 part towards the end of this year, with NatSemi fabbing the part. He adds that six months later, production of its part, which will be renamed Joshua, will go to a Taiwanese foundry and be manufactured using a .18 micron process. And, the site says, Via will retain the Cyrix brand name but use Centaur cores. There is also some information there about the PR clock speeds the low-priced parts will adopt. Earlier this year, we reported that many Cyrix employees found themselves out on their neck after Via took over the firm. At the same time, Via decked the promising MIII (Mojave) project. ®

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