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CNET News.com: Sybase chip backing gives Transmeta boost

Feb 03, 2000, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Database software company Sybase has agreed to back a new semiconductor from Transmeta, a company that's seeking to establish itself as a rival to chipmaker Intel.

Sybase's database software for operating systems Linux and Microsoft Windows will now run on systems powered by the Transmeta chip, Chris Kleisath, director of product management for Sybase's mobile and embedded division, said today.

Although Sybase won't be a Transmeta customer, its endorsement is a significant step in establishing the nascent chipmaker's credibility. Analysts have applauded Transmeta's technology but have also expressed caution as few customers have signed on to use the chip."

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