CNET News.com: Gateway, AOL favor upstart chipmaker over big names

“In another sign of Intel’s and Microsoft’s waning dominance,
Gateway and America Online today selected upstart chipmaker
Transmeta to provide processors and software for an upcoming line
of Internet appliances.”

“The announcement was not unexpected, as Gateway and AOL in late
April joined Compaq Computer and others providing Transmeta with
$88 million in funding and endorsing its Crusoe chip

“Gateway and AOL last month unveiled a line of jointly developed
Internet appliances–a Web tablet, a countertop appliance and a
PC-like desktop appliance–running Linux. At the time, neither
company revealed which chipmaker would supply the devices’

The choice of Transmeta, which will provide Crusoe chips
and its Mobile Linux software for the devices, is another slap at
chip giant Intel
, say analysts.”


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