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InfoWorld: Transmeta goes public with Crusoe chip

Jan 19, 2000, 19:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ephraim Schwartz, James Niccolai)

"The long anticipated processor from secretive start-up Transmeta was finally unveiled Wednesday. Called Crusoe, the chip until now has been best known for one of its main backers, Linus Torvalds, rather than its technology."

"The heart of the technology revealed on Wednesday is a microprocessor that attempts to remove the complexity and expense of designing a processor by putting that complexity into software rather than into silicon."

"Two chips were unveiled: the TM5400, a 700-MHz processor for lightweight notebook computers running the Microsoft Windows OS, and the TM3120, a 400-MHz processor for internet appliances running the Linux OS."

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