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CNET News.com: Secretive start-up Transmeta takes aim at Intel

Oct 04, 1999, 14:16 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to John F. Gibson for this link. ]

"Transmeta, a top-secret Silicon Valley start-up, apparently hopes to offer Intel-compatible chips while sidestepping legal landmines, a new patent reveals."

"A patent awarded to the Silicon Valley chip design firm yesterday, along with another patent issued in 1998, show that Transmeta is working on a new chip that can emulate an Intel chip."

"But the newest patent indicates that Transmeta is taking a very different tack than what other Intel chip cloners such as AMD and Cyrix have used, according to independent patent consultant Richard Belgard."

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