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ZDNet UK: Transmeta flirting with AMD and 1GHz

Aug 21, 2000, 15:34 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John G. Spooner, Charles Cooper)

"The hard-charging chip maker is close to a deal with AMD... and the 1GHz speed barrier. Should Intel be worried?"

"Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Transmeta are about to announce a relationship. The chip manufacturers are expected to soon announce the scope of cooperation, according to AMD chairman and chief executive Jerry Sanders. ...sources say the two companies might swap patents in a manner similar to AMD's past patent-swapping deal with Motorola."

"Transmeta is particularly interested in AMD's Lightning Data Transfer technology, sources said. LDT is a high-speed processor interconnect technology created to be AMD's new bus technology. It provides up to a 20-fold increase in bandwidth and will be used for input/output, coprocessing and multi-processing functions. LDT will see use later this year in forthcoming chip sets for Athlon processors."

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