"Intel on Monday will introduce what a source close to the
company called "the fastest mobile processors in the industry," two
of which arrive with a new twist from Intel: single-watt power
consumption, a benchmark formally held exclusively by Transmeta's
"Monday's announcement from Intel will spark new competition
between the chipmaker and Transmeta, also in Santa Clara, which
recently announced that its low-power Crusoe processor will appear
in a jointly branded America Online/Gateway Internet appliance by
the Christmas shopping season."
"...unlike Intel's Speedstep technology and AMD's PowerNow,
which also adjust frequencies while operational but possess a
limited number of adjustable frequency points, Transmeta's Long Run
has a large number of dynamic ramps, depending on the processor
load, to make optimal use of the CPU without burning unnecessary
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