"Sony has confirmed problems with Transmeta's Crusoe processors
shipped in two of its Vaio sub-notebook computers, despite
assurances from Transmeta earlier this week that such an outcome
"Sony yesterday calculated that some 13,000 Vaio PCG-GT1 and
PCG-C1 machines - out of 28,200 units shipped - containing 600MHz
Crusoe TM5600 CPUs may fail thanks to a manufacturing glitch in the
some chips which is said to affect the contents of its L2
"However, unlike NEC, whose recall of Crusoe-powered PCs alerted
buyers to potential problems with Transmeta's chip, Sony said it
will not recall its own computers. Users who suspect their machines
contain the defect should contact Sony, the company said, who will
test the chip and replace it if necessary."
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