Salon: Andrew Leonard — The Transmeta energizer

“After driving past the stone winged lions that line the road to
the ultra-posh Villa Montalvo, nestled in the hills of Saratoga,
Calif.; after the free valet parking for what seemed like every
tech journalist, microchip analyst and curious venture capitalist
in Northern California; after the crowd-pleasing Linus Torvalds
sighting; after four and a half years of stony silence, Transmeta
Corporation finally revealed on Wednesday the truth behind what has
been called the best kept secret in Silicon Valley.

“Drum roll please: Transmeta’s mystery gizmo is “Crusoe”: a
family of stamp-sized computer chips that promise to significantly
boost battery life for laptops and handheld computing

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