Wired: Crusoe Chips Land on Intel Turf

“Based on a new hardware/software architecture, the chips use
extremely low power and generate almost no heat, and are compatible
with 20 PC operating systems including Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000,
and the Linux OS….”

As well as being very efficient, the chips are “smart,”
modulating their frequency and voltage on the fly, depending on the
, company officials said….”

“To make them capable of running traditional PC software,
especially Web browsers and plug-ins, the company used
“code-morphing” software that translates applications into the VLIW
instructions on the fly.”