November 16, 2000

IBM betting Intel catches Transmeta

Author: JT Smith

The Register examines some of the poltics behind IBM's decision to dump a Transmeta chip from one of its laptops. IBM Mobile Systems marketing director
Leo Suarez ... "was bound to get asked about the Transmeta ThinkPad cancellation, so he
was bound to have his story straight when he talked to ZDNet and CNet. Or was
he? According to ZD, Suarez lashed out at Intel for focussing almost exclusively on
the GHz wars while forgetting about low power CPUs for notebooks. But when
Transmeta arrived on the scene, Intel 'woke up.' So Transmeta's power
management was good, right? But according to CNet, IBM dumped Transmeta
because its power management wasn't good enough. Right."


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