Transmeta sees Japan as backdoor to US market


Author: JT Smith

The fastest route to the American portable computer market may be by way of Japan. Transmeta is concentrating on getting its low-powered chips into the notebook computers made by Japanese companies, and gaining a “backdoor” into the U.S. computer market. The latest Japanese design win for the California firm will place its Crusoe processor in Toshiba’s Libretto “sub-notebook” computer. Toshiba joins Hitachi, NEC, Fujitsu, Casio, Sony, and Sharp in the list of Japanese companies supporting Transmeta’s design. Full story at IDG.


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