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Financial Times: TRANSMETA: Chip breakthrough challenges Intel

Jan 14, 2000, 16:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Foremski)

"Transmeta, a Silicon Valley start-up, will shortly announce a breakthrough in microprocessor technology that could dash the hopes of Intel, the world's biggest chipmaker, to dominate the potentially huge market for pocket-sized computers used to access the internet."

"The Financial Times has learned that Transmeta has developed low-cost chips that are far smaller and consume a fraction of the power of competing Intel devices, yet are able to run standard personal computer software. The low power consumption is critical, making it possible to keep a mobile computer running all day on a single battery charge...."

"International Business Machines is understood to have contracted to manufacture the chips on behalf of Transmeta and the first products using the chips are expected in the second quarter of this year. IBM declined to comment on its connections with Transmeta."

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