"Just last week, NEC recalled 300 laptop computers that used
Transmeta's Crusoe chip, while Sony warned in Japan of potential
problems with Vaio notebooks that use the chip...."
"The fact of the matter is that Transmeta solves the very real
problem of power consumption in a very ingenious manner. Instead of
spending millions on research and development to make a better
buggy whip, Transmeta has sidestepped silicon, copper and plastics
and simply coded a solution. Sometimes the best answer is the one
right in front of your face, and Transmeta had the horse sense to
put down the binoculars for a minute."
"Have there been a few glitches along the way? Yes indeed. But
it's an overly sensitive market and a hawkish media that have
swooped down to feast on what is simply a temporary setback. A
recall or some cautionary comments do not signify any fundamental
flaw in Transmeta's technology. They simply mean that there is some
temporary issue the company needs to deal with."