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Upside Today: New chip on the block

Feb 27, 2000, 04:08 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dean Takahashi)

"David Ditzel is a big thinker. In 1995, he looked out from the balcony of his home in the Palo Alto hills, taking in all of Silicon Valley. He had a big thought..."

"'I was looking out over all of Silicon Valley and felt that we could do something that would change the landscape,' he recalls."

"So was born Transmeta, one of the hottest non-dot-com startups to appear in Silicon Valley in years. The company, which operated out of Ditzel's living room for six months until it raised its first round of funding in 1995, has generated a lot of buzz..."

"'We thought that Intel was missing an opportunity,' Ditzel said. 'They were heading off into their next generation by throwing the whole kitchen sink into the chip. They designed for the desktop and then modified those chips for the mobile market as an afterthought. We decided we could design a mobile processor from the ground up.'"

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