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Electronic Buyers News: AMD, Transmeta in talks on possible tech exchange

Aug 23, 2000, 22:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Robertson)

"Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Transmeta Corp. are discussing various types of cooperation, including technology exchanges on a possible new very low-end consumer PC appliance, AMD president Hector Ruiz said in an interview yesterday."

"AMD is also interested in Transmeta's low-power processor technology, which could reduce power consumption of the Athlon and Duron processors, he added. AMD is developing new Athlon and Duron versions that will cut the present power consumption below 3 watts, but Transmeta's technology might be able to cut this to 1 watt, Ruiz said.Both AMD, Sunnyvale, and Transmeta, Santa Clara, could benefit by cooperating on a new processor aimed at the sub-$400 PC market, he said."

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