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Today: October 1, 2016

May 14, 1992

Texas Instruments Announces Its Own 486 Microprocessor Chip

Texas Instruments announced it would begin selling an advanced microprocessor to compete with Intel's 486 chip. Also called the 486, the chip was designed by the Texas company Cyrix Corp. Texas Instruments' move was not successful in weakening Intel's dominance of the microprocessor industry.