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ZDNET UK: Transmeta chip could knock Intel off its perch

Crusoe chip could significantly shake up the processor
manufacturing industry and could topple Intel as the number-one
maker of chips for portable devices….

“The Crusoe chip will be launched Wednesday 19 January. Mystery
has largely shrouded the development of the chip, despite intense
interest sparked by the involvement of Linux creator Linus
Torvalds. The Transmeta Web page displays nothing more than rather
the mysterious message: “We rethought the microprocessor to create
a whole new world of mobility.”

“Details of the chip’s architecture are sketchy. It is believed
to use software to emulate both application code and computer
hardware, creating what Transmeta refers to as a “morph host.”

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