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AllLinuxDevices: Transmeta 'must diversify to survive'

Oct 19, 2000, 17:44 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Leyden)

"Transmeta needs to clinch deals involving the use of its processors in high-end notebooks and internet access devices if it is to remain in business, according to a senior Gartner analyst."

Speaking at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, research director Kevin Knox said that Transmeta, which is targeting the ultra-light notebook space, won't survive in such a small segment of the market because microprocessor manufacturing is so expensive.

"...Speaking more generally, Knox said that the "death of the PC" through the adoption of simpler devices, such as personal digital assistants, has been widely exaggerated, although he admitted that the priorities of buyers are changing."

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