The initial challenge to Intel's hold over the CPU industry came from a company called Cyrix
Featuring a highly efficient Dynamic Power Caching Architecture, the new VIA Cyrix
III processor delivers the optimum balance of high performance and low power consumption for Value PCs, notebooks, and Internet Appliances, while retaining the flexibility and upgradability afforded by full plug-in compatibility with the Socket 370 interface.
VIA had said that it would lay out its strategy for WinChip, as well as the Cyrix
MII design, however, there was no mention of WinChip in VIA's announcement of a new low-cost CPU from Cyrix
(see separate story).
The real difference between Intel, AMD and Cyrix
One week before the FTC filed its complaint, The New York Times reported that chip makers Advanced Micro Devices and Cyrix
pose a ``competitive threat'' to Intel because of a shift in the computer market toward less-powerful computers.
will showcase two notebook computers at Comdex--the PC-3020 and PC-3060--that come equipped with a 100MHz Cyrix
5x86 processor, advanced LCD, built-in sound, infrared and pointing device capabilities.
Since its inception in 1979, InterWest has played a key role in the success of more than 200 companies, including ArthroCare, CIENA, Copper Mountain Networks, Corixa, Cor Therapeutics, Coulter Pharmaceutical, Crystal Semiconductor, Cyrix
, Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Lightera, Silicon Graphics, SiTera, Spinal Dynamics, Stratacom, TheraSense, Ventritex and Xilinx.
Overall bookings rose 125 over the year-ago quarter despite negative bookings for the now discontinued Cyrix
and Intel chips are all made from the same basic elements and are manufactured according to the same standard architecture," says Derek Shabazz, of College Park, Maryland-based Performance Computers (www.
In late May, one of the biggest of those competitors, Intel's longtime foe Cyrix
OTCBB:GTEC) announced today that its subsidiary Shanghai G-Choice Science and Technology Company, Limited has entered into a distribution agreement with Intel Corporation, Cyrix
and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Prior to starting ChipData in October 1999, McDonough was the senior vice president and general manager of Cyrix
Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Semiconductor Corporation.