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ZDNET UK: Transmeta chip could knock Intel off its perch

Jan 14, 2000, 16:22 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Crusoe chip could significantly shake up the processor manufacturing industry and could topple Intel as the number-one maker of chips for portable devices...."

"The Crusoe chip will be launched Wednesday 19 January. Mystery has largely shrouded the development of the chip, despite intense interest sparked by the involvement of Linux creator Linus Torvalds. The Transmeta Web page displays nothing more than rather the mysterious message: "We rethought the microprocessor to create a whole new world of mobility."

"Details of the chip's architecture are sketchy. It is believed to use software to emulate both application code and computer hardware, creating what Transmeta refers to as a "morph host."

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