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eWeek: New Gateway device to sport Transmeta chip

May 30, 2000, 23:53 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Popovich)

"The selection of Transmeta over Intel Corp. or rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. marks the first time a major PC manufacturer has announced it will incorporate a Transmeta chip in its product line. Although Transmeta has been in existence since 1995, the Santa Clara, Calif., company didn't unveil its first processors, marketed under the brand name Crusoe, until this January."

"Additional manufacturers are expected to announce products featuring the Crusoe chip next month at PC Expo in New York. "Transmeta will have a big presence at PC Expo," Chapman said. "We will have notebook products on display and announced at PC Expo."

"The Gateway appliances will feature the TM3120, which consumes only 1 Watt of power during normal operation and as little as 20mW (milli-Watts) in sleep mode, far less than current chips available from Intel and AMD. The reduction in power also means the chip runs cooler and doesn't need a heat sink or fans required by today's mainstream processors. The elimination of those devices enables manufacturers to produce more compact devices."

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