irrelevant meldt dat Transmeta er weer een nieuwe klant bij heeft, te weten Sony. De Crusoe CPU gaat gebruikt worden in de nieuwe Viao C1 notebooks. Erg verassend is het niet dat Sony de Crusoe gebruikt: Sony is één van de investeerders in Transmeta:
TOKYO--Sony, the world's second-largest maker of home electronic appliances, said it plans to introduce a notebook computer by the end of this year powered by a Transmeta chip, Sony's first use of the less power-hungry microprocessor.
The chip will run in a new model of Sony's Vaio CI series of computers. The notebook, which features a built-in digital camera installed on the top of its screen, is slightly smaller than the company's current laptops.
Sony's plan to use Santa Clara, Calif.-based Transmeta's central processing unit (CPU), dubbed "Crusoe," is a blow to Intel, the world's largest computer chipmaker, which has supplied chips for Sony's notebooks in the past. Intel and Advanced Micro Devices, which together sell more than 95 percent of all PC chips, dominate the market for personal-computer processors.