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Reuters: Secretive Silicon Valley firm works on "smart" chip

Nov 17, 1999, 06:40 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Therese Poletti)

"Transmeta Corp., one of Silicon Valley's most secretive start-up companies, is working on what it says is a "smart" microprocessor, and more details will be coming Jan. 19, its most famous employee told the giant Comdex computer show here."

"Linus Torvalds, the creator of the increasingly popular Linux operating system who also works at Transmeta, disclosed a few details at the tail end of his keynote address at the Comdex show on Monday night with one paragraph in his slides to describe what Transmeta does."

"Torvalds said he could not provide any further details. Following the keynote address, Transmeta's Web site was updated to say that it will be releasing a processor called the "Crusoe." "We rethought the processor to create a whole new world of mobility," the company says on its Web site."

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