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CNET News.com: Transmeta chip to get inside Hitachi notebooks

Sep 07, 2000, 19:51 (0 Talkback[s])

"Tokyo-based Hitachi said it will launch notebooks running on the Crusoe chip in November."

"The move follows Sony's announcement last month that the company will start using Crusoe for its Vaio laptop computers. Quanta, the world's No. 2 maker of notebook computers, said this week the Taiwanese company will ship Crusoe-powered notebooks to IBM by the end of this year."

"Hitachi's move could help weaken the dominance of Intel, the world's biggest maker of microprocessors. Intel and Advanced Micro Devices together sell more than 95 percent of all processor chips. Five-year-old Transmeta's entry into the processor market is good news for personal computer makers and owners, as competition will force chipmakers to make higher quality and cheaper products."

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