Linux.com: Transmeta: Revisiting Predictions
Nov 03, 2000, 12:57 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Richardson)
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"On September 14, I described the "fabless" design
philosophy implemented by Transmeta, and how it might affect their
future as a processor manufacturer. I also tried to shed some light
on the cancellation of their licensing deals with IBM and Toshiba,
and how that action might undermine the Crusoe product."
"The three possible futures for Transmeta were classified simply
as "Good", "Bad" and "Ugly."
"Good: Pre-product buzz and smart design by computer
manufacturers will prove the success of Transmeta's code morphing
Bad: Dissolving agreements with IBM and Toshiba will cause
Transmeta to lose quality control of its "fabless" manufacturing
process, leading to poor quality silicon.
Ugly: Transmeta's technology will not deliver the advertised
results. Hardware vendors will implement the technology poorly,
generating bad product reviews. Dissolving the IBM and Toshiba
deals will cause revenue problems and generate doubt in the minds
- The Register: Intel claimed to have squeezed IBM to dump Transmeta(Nov 02, 2000)
- The Register: Desperate Dell begging Transmeta for a Crusoe deal?
(Nov 02, 2000)
- IBM ditches Transmeta notebook plans(Nov 01, 2000)
- Hardware Central: Transmeta's Crusoe, Hot Rod or Performance Hog? (Oct 30, 2000)
- The Standard: Transmeta? You Betcha'!(Oct 28, 2000)
- ZDNet: Transmeta reviews criticize performance(Oct 26, 2000)
- The Register: Transmeta speed debate -- damned lies and benchmarks?
(Oct 25, 2000)
- Linux.com: Getting Hitched - Intel & Rambus(Oct 24, 2000)
- AllLinuxDevices: Transmeta 'must diversify to survive'
(Oct 19, 2000)
- Linux.com: Understanding The Fabless Transmeta(Sep 15, 2000)