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EETimes: Transmeta roils mobile market with Crusoe chips

Jan 25, 2000, 18:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexander Wolfe)

"Chief executive officer Dave Ditzel claimed the two chips will, respectively, rev into high gear the market for Internet-based mobile-computing devices and spark a new generation of low-powered notebook computers."

"We have rethought the microprocessor," Ditzel crowed...."

"Still, the IBM connection may bring something far more important than just ample fab capacity-something Transmeta said was guaranteed in its agreement. That is, IBM is covered by a cross-licensing deal (previously hammered out via Cyrix) that grants it rights to key Intel Corp. patents. That could be a good legal buffer if Intel-likely Transmeta's main competitor-contemplates any courtroom maneuvers."

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