"Transmeta has dismissed IBM's recent cancelled plan to use
Crusoe as a minor setback and is confident that it will secure at
least one major US hardware vendor as a customer next year.
"You will definitely see one of the three major US vendors
deploying Crusoe in its main line of laptops next year," Mike
DeNeffe, Transmeta's director of notebook marketing, told
vnunet.com at Comdex yesterday."
"The startup also confirmed plans to launch a redesigned Crusoe
processor sometime in 2002. The processor is expected to offer
twice the performance of Transmeta's existing chip and consume 50
per cent less power."
"The 2002 Crusoe is expected to consume less than 0.5 watts of
power from the two watts used today, and increase the performance
of its very long instruction word (VLIW) code morphing software
from 128bit to 256bit. The 32bit processor would also perform a
maximum of eight instructions per cycle, from the current maximum