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PRNewswire: Transmeta Breaks the Silence, Unveils Smart Processor to Revolutionize...Computing

Jan 19, 2000, 21:03 (2 Talkback[s])

"Transmeta Corporation today ended four and a half years of secrecy with the introduction of Crusoe(TM), the world's first family of smart microprocessors. Designed to create a new category of Mobile Internet Computers, the Crusoe processor family (www.crusoe.com) is based on a breakthrough software approach that will revolutionize the field of mobile computing. Crusoe delivers on the market's need for "all day computing" with a PC compatible solution that is unmatched in performance with low power...."

"Crusoe-based Internet devices such as Web pads and mobile clients can take advantage of the Mobile Linux operating system to create a robust yet economical machine that can handle all the required Internet plug-in applications. Mobile Linux offers an additional advantage in that it is an operating system that can be stored in solid state Flash ROM thus removing the need for an expensive hard disk drive."

"Cellular phones became more pervasive when they were made smaller and provided greater battery life," said Dave Ditzel, Transmeta's CEO. "We believe that Crusoe will bring about a change of similar magnitude in Mobile Internet Computers."

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