"Compaq Computer is preparing a product containing a Crusoe
processor from Transmeta for the Asian market, although its plans
for the U.S. market remain uncertain. Sources close to the
companies have said Houston-based Compaq is working with the
processor designer on a computing device for the Asian market,
where most Transmeta-based products so far have been sold."
"Whether that translates to a device for the U.S. market remains
uncertain, however. U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray analyst Ashok Kumar
said Tuesday that Compaq and Toshiba have suspended plans for
"Transmeta has been designed out at Compaq," Kumar wrote in a
report. "Transmeta failed to note that doubling battery life
requires significant changes in the rest of the system, changes
that would also benefit an Intel-based notebook."