Q: What is the project you are working on at Transmeta?
A: We've been very, very secretive, and I can't tell you much about what we're doing. We did open up to the degree that we announced when we will start talking about what we're doing. The exact date is like Jan. 19. We think we're doing something that no one has ever done before, so we are . . . trying to keep the technology end of it silent until we're ready to release. Right now, we only tell three facts: We're doing a CPU [central processing unit, the brains of a computer]. It's based on a strong software component. And it's especially for mobile markets. The code name is Crusoe. Like Robinson Crusoe.
Q: Is that a hint?
A: No, I think the name was mainly an issue of having something that was recognizable and easily remembered. It's a low-power CPU and that's about all I can say.
Crusoe is bdw ook een anagram voor 'source'.