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ComputerWorld: Transmeta chip may hold key for computing's future

Jan 31, 2000, 18:52 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Tapscott)

"The subdued reaction of some analysts to the Transmeta chip announcement tells me that they just don't get it. A powerful microprocessor that was designed from scratch to facilitate wireless Internet access will have a big impact on the workplace.

Transmeta's target market of wireless Internet appliances and ultralight laptops isn't -- as some commentators claim -- simply a computing 'niche.' It's the market of the future, and in this arena, Transmeta's Crusoe chip is dramatically more appealing than Intel's products."

"Internet devices and laptops will explode in popularity if Transmeta can deliver the functionality and energy efficiency it promises."

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