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The Register: Transmeta to hit 1GHz by year-end

Jun 12, 2000, 10:27 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Magee)

"Taipei Reliable sources close to Transmeta's plans say that the firm is likely to be able to introduce a chip in its Crusoe family running at 1GHz by the end of the year, and consuming only a paltry four to five watts."

"That contrasts with a member of Intel's mobile Pentium III family, a 900MHz processor, which will also be available by year-end, but which pushes the power consumption boat up to 22 watts."

"The arrival of a 1GHz Transmeta part would significantly alter the balance of power in the lucrative notebook market. There are Transmeta devices now available in WebPads and the like, but their price -- typically around $750 or so -- militates against their widespread acceptance."

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