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Red Herring: Transmeta comes into focus

Nov 12, 1999, 16:48 (0 Talkback[s])

"Only a select few know exactly what chip developer Transmeta is developing. That's why Monday's Comdex keynote is one of the most anticipated in recent memory. Pundits predict Linus Torvalds, Linux operating system creator and Transmeta software engineer, will let the cat out of the bag...."

"Transmeta already has given strong signs of what it's working on, based on filings with the U.S. Patent Office. The company was granted four patents from November 3, 1998, to September 28, 1999."

"Transmeta, with major manufacturing partners, plans to make a microprocessor that's less expensive and easier to manufacture than PC chips on the market today. Given the information in the patent filings, Transmeta's software is expected to allow microprocessors to run any computing operating system -- from Windows to Linux to the Palm OS."

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