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TechWeb: Transmeta Signs TSMC As Second Source To IBM

Feb 07, 2001, 19:51 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Ristelhueber)

"IBM Corp., which late last year reversed a decision to use Transmeta Corp.'s Crusoe microprocessor in a notebook computer, will no longer be the exclusive foundry supplier to Transmeta."

"Transmeta (stock: TMTA) has signed Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) as a second source for foundry wafers, according to Transmeta CEO David Ditzel. He declined to say whether IBM would remain its primary foundry."

"So why has Transmeta, Santa Clara, Calif., signed TSMC (stock: TSM) as an alternative supplier? "Customers like second sources. It's just safety," he responded."

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