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EETimes: Embedded-class VLIW chip expected to be showcased in a handheld Web pad -- Transmeta...

Jan 18, 2000, 16:25 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexander Wolfe)

"The mystery surrounding the planned Jan. 19 processor launch by Transmeta Corp. will finally unravel this week."

"Industry sources say they believe the company will un-veil an embedded-class very-long-instruction-word (VLIW) processor, called Crusoe, which will be showcased in a handheld Web pad or similar downsized browser equipped with an embedded version of the Linux operating system. The Web pad will have been designed with an unspecified partner, those sources speculated...."

"Transmeta is not giving any press interviews in advance," Dave Ditzel, chief executive officer of Transmeta Corp., told EE Times last week. "So anything you see printed before [Wednesday] Jan. 19 is still guesswork."

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