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The Register: Intel's mobile underbelly targeted by Transmeta

Apr 25, 2000, 11:11 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Magee)

"While folk in Blighty were noshing away at their choccie Easter eggs yesterday, start-up Transmeta was busy announcing support for its range of x86 mobile processors to the tune of a $70 million plus investment from some heavyweight PC names."

"The firm has received money from Compaq, Gateway, Sony, Samsung, AOL and Phoenix, it announced. Taiwanese firms Quanta, Compal and FIC also announced investments, and although these last three may not be household names, they are significant wins."

"...The firm's Crusoe microprocessors offer low power capabilities along with x86 capability, and the announcement is significant because of the virtual stranglehold Intel has held on the top end of the notebook chip market."

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