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Byte.com: Will Transmeta Make It With Crusoe?

Feb 14, 2000, 18:26 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The launch last month of Transmeta's Crusoe family of embedded processors goes on my top-five list of industry events I've attended in the past 20 years. However, it's not for the reasons you might think...."

"While a company with such a pedigree might be expected to garner some publicity, the coverage accorded Transmeta has been all out of proportion. True, Crusoe is an interesting implementation of very long instruction word (VLIW) computing technology in single chip form."

"However, it's raison d'etre -- low power -- isn't something that can't be achieved in a whole bunch of other embedded processors and cores already available (say, MIPS and ARM)."

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