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CNET News.com: Transmeta shoots for 700 MHz with new chip

Jan 19, 2000, 18:39 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"The highly secretive start-up Transmeta today finally unveiled its technology plans and made it clear that it aims to compete against chip giant Intel."

"At a company conference here, Transmeta said that it will come out with two different processors for distinct classes of devices. The first, a low-power chip called the 3120, will run at about 400 MHz and go into handheld devices and Internet appliances running Linux, said Steve Johnson, head of software operations at Transmeta."

"A second chip, called the 5400, will run at between 500 MHz and 700 MHz and include a 250-MHz secondary cache integrated into the chip. This chip will be targeted at Windows-based notebook computers. Combined with its "long-life" power management technology, the 5400 will run on one watt of power. Users will be able to run their notebook all day on batteries, Johnson said."

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