"Transmeta, a manufacturer of low-power, Intel-compatible chips,
has signed up Chinese computer maker Chinese 2000 Holdings to
develop and market low-cost Linux-based devices such as notebooks,
PCs and set-top boxes.
"Transmeta says its chips consume less power than Intel or AMD
processors with similar performance, but has struggled to win
contracts with major PC makers. The company said it hopes a growing
interest in Linux in the Asia-Pacific region will boost demand for