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eWeek: Crusoe ready to sail - Notebook debut of Transmeta's new mobile chip raises hopes, questions

Jun 26, 2000, 21:21 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Popovich)

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"Crusoe, a new mobile processor from Silicon Valley upstart Transmeta Inc., will make its first public appearance at PC Expo in New York this week in several notebook prototypes from major OEMs."

"Transmeta officials will tout the company's OEM relationships and herald its energy-efficient TM5400 processor as the ideal chip for notebooks, but some industry observers hold out little hope that the company will be able to break into the lucrative corporate notebook market."

"Instead, they said, Transmeta will most likely find success in the emerging Internet appliance market, where the Santa Clara, Calif., company has already secured a major contract to power an America Online Inc. appliance being developed by Gateway Inc."

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