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Red Herring: Transmeta takes aim at Intel

Jan 20, 2000, 02:29 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lawrence Aragon)

"In front of a crush of press drawn by the secretive and sexy company, Transmeta CEO Dave Ditzel proclaimed that "if it has a battery and a Web browser, it's going to be built with Crusoe."

"So what is Crusoe? It's the code-name for a family of what Transmeta terms mobile Internet processors. The first two members of the family, the TM 3120 and the TM 5400, were unveiled here Wednesday, and if they live up to the company's claims about them, they could present a real challenge for Intel in the mobile space...."

"When he unveiled the TM 3120, Mr. Ditzel said it will run a "new class of computers," and he held up a mobile computing device that was nearly as large as a notebook computer, but its entire face was a touch screen. When he tapped the screen, a virtual keyboard appeared on it, and thanks to a built-in wireless connection he was already on the Internet."

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