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PC Week: Hush-hush Transmeta to unveil Crusoe chip

Jan 14, 2000, 20:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Popovich)

"The wraps are about to come off the Crusoe, a new microprocessor developed by the highly secretive Transmeta Corp., a Silicon Valley startup that employs Linux creator Linus Torvalds and has financial backing from Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen."

"Although it has successfully operated in stealth mode for four years, sources say the Santa Clara, Calif., company will introduce the new low-power, energy-saving mobile processor that offers some chameleon-like operating capabilities at a coming out party Jan. 19."

"Several manufacturers will be present at the Transmeta launch, sources said, to announce handheld devices featuring the new processor, which was developed in coordination with IBM's Microelectronics division. The processor will be featured in PDAs, phones and other handheld information appliances, according to sources."

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