"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
"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
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