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eWeek: New Sony notebooks to feature Transmeta, AMD chips

Aug 11, 2000, 21:27 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Popovich)

"Could Intel Corp. be losing its grip on PC vendors as well as the mobile market?"

"Sources say Sony Corp., which has previously relied solely on Intel chips to power its PC platforms, will feature processors from Intel rivals for two new versions of its popular Vaio notebooks later this year."

"One model will be powered by Transmeta Corp.'s Crusoe processor while another will come with a chip from Advance Micro Devices Inc., according to sources...."

"The design win by Transmeta marks another milestone for the Silicon Valley startup, which first revealed plans for its low-power, cooler-running chips in January. Since the Crusoe's unveiling, the company has been in negotiations with a number of major computer makers about integrating its chip into their product lines."

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