"Technically, the faulty batch of computer chips made by
Transmeta Corp. that sparked a recall of 300 NEC Corp. laptops in
Japan does not appear to be a big deal, analysts say. But,
financially, it could have serious repercussions...."
"From investors to business partners to consumers, many will be
watching to see how Transmeta handles the problem and whether it
can make sure it doesn't happen again, said Linley Gwennap, a
principal analyst of the Linley Group."
"'It's sort of like being on probation now,' Gwennap said. 'You
have one problem, and people will be willing to still work with
you. But if we see a series of problems, it'll be a real serious
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