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ZDNet: Berst Alert: Transmeta: the Chip on Intel's Shoulder

Nov 08, 2000, 23:48 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jesse Berst)

"I was at an insider event recently to hear software bigwigs bluff and bluster about their products."

"As I was checking out the bacon-wrapped scallops, I heard Intel CEO Craig Barrett dismissing chip upstart and rival Transmeta."

"That's when I first realized that Transmeta might be in real trouble. Intel is a famously paranoid company. If they're not taking Transmeta seriously, then the young chip maker could indeed be hurting."

"Then more bad news surfaced this week about Transmeta on the eve of its initial public offering. Let's take a closer look at Transmeta and the news around it, then I'll tell you why we'll all benefit from a lively Transmeta."

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