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Enterprise Linux Today: Transmeta reveals 2001 roadmap

Nov 14, 2000, 15:22 (1 Talkback[s])
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By Linda Leung, VNU Net

"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 of four."

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