Cyrix recalls faulty microprocessors

Cyrix recalls faulty microprocessors
Tom Foremski
Cyrix says it has recalled about 10,000 of its high-end 6X86 microprocessors because of testing problems that led to the release of faulty chips. Cyrix says that only a few end users were affected by the problem chips with most being caught by two Cyrix distributors.
The chip failure rate was much higher than Cyrix had expected and it has tightened up its testing procedures. All Cyrix microprocessors currently on the market have gone through the more stringent testing process.
Cyrix does not own any fabs and relies on IBM to manufacture its microprocessors. This will change when National Semiconductor completes its acquisition of Cyrix and will begin manufacturing some Cyrix microprocessors.


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