InfoWorld: Transmeta goes public with Crusoe chip

“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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