Transmeta Announces Highly Integrated Crusoe Microprocessor For New Computing Platforms
San Jose, Ca.; October 15, 2001…Transmeta Corporation (Nasdaq: TMTA) today at the Microprocessor Forum conference announced a highly integrated system-on-a-chip, the Crusoe TM6000, designed for emerging computing platforms that place a premium on low power, space efficiency and cost savings.
"Our customers are telling us they need low power, highly integrated and cost effective solutions for emerging classes of mobile and non-mobile computing products," said Mark Allen, president and chief executive officer, Transmeta Corporation. "The new Crusoe microprocessor is targeted at lightweight, full-feature notebooks; small and thin form factor devices, such as Tablet PCs; ultra dense servers; and a range of embedded systems that are migrating to x86, such as networking equipment, printers and set-top boxes."
The Crusoe TM6000 takes about one-third the board space and uses less power than current Crusoe microprocessor solutions, important factors with the proliferation of smaller, thinner and lighter computer products and those with requirements for high computing density and energy efficiency. Transmeta's new Crusoe microprocessor integrates on a single chip the function of a typical three- or four-chip x86 microprocessor solution requiring a separate chipset and graphics. With its level of integration, the Crusoe TM6000 is more power efficient than the Crusoe TM5800, as LongRun power management extends to the integrated features of the chip, including Northbridge, Southbridge and graphics.
The Crusoe TM6000 is expected to ship in the second half of 2002 at speeds of 1GHz. The Crusoe TM5800 is expected to ship at speeds up to 800MHz in the current quarter and at 1GHz in the first half of 2002.
About Transmeta Corporation.
Transmeta is a publicly traded company located in Santa Clara, California. Transmeta develops and sells software-based microprocessors and develops additional hardware and software technologies that enable computer manufacturers to build computers that simultaneously offer long battery life, high performance and x86 compatibility. Transmeta's family of Crusoe microprocessors is targeted at the notebook and Internet appliance segments of the mobile Internet computer market, as well as ultra dense servers and a range of embedded applications.