"The price fetched by Transmeta's stock was well above the
range of $16 to $18 set Friday and demonstrated that investors
continue to view the company in a positive light."
"Transmeta designs microprocessors for notebooks and Internet
devices that consume less power than competing processors from
Intel and Advanced Micro Devices. The stock was sold to pension and
mutual funds and will be exchanged in the public market tomorrow
under the symbol "TMTA."
"Although the company's patent portfolio and design wins with
major manufacturers such as Sony have excited investors, Transmeta
has recently had to contend with a spate of less than positive
"Analysts have said that recently released benchmarks indicate
the company's Crusoe processors don't provide substantial
power-saving advantages over current Intel chips. IBM also
acknowledged last week that it has suspended plans to build a
Crusoe-based ThinkPad notebook."
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