"IBM Corp., which late last year reversed a decision to use
Transmeta Corp.'s Crusoe microprocessor in a notebook computer,
will no longer be the exclusive foundry supplier to
"Transmeta (stock: TMTA) has signed Taiwan Semiconductor
Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) as a second source for foundry wafers,
according to Transmeta CEO David Ditzel. He declined to say whether
IBM would remain its primary foundry."
"So why has Transmeta, Santa Clara, Calif., signed TSMC (stock:
TSM) as an alternative supplier? "Customers like second sources.
It's just safety," he responded."