Via Ace's Hardware stuitte ik op dit nieuwsbericht van Quicken.com over een partnership tussen S3 en Transmeta. S3 zal op basis van de Crusoe processor portable Internet devices gaan maken voor de consumer markt. Een van de eerste producten zal dan wel de gisteren aangekondigde WebPad zijn, onder de Diamond merknaam.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 20, 2000--S3(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq:SIII, news, msgs) today announced that it has partnered with Transmeta Corporation on the design and production of forthcoming Internet devices powered by Transmeta's Crusoe(TM) processor. Part of a larger family of planned Internet appliances from S3, the Transmeta-powered devices are targeted at consumers looking for an x86 compatible, Linux-based Internet computing solution.
"Based on the unparalleled power savings, speed and functionality of our Crusoe processor, S3 is making significant strides toward delivering what we believe will be one of the first true Linux-based Internet devices," said Jim Chapman, Vice President of Marketing for Transmeta Corporation.
"Through partnerships with technology leaders such as Transmeta, as well as a series of recent acquisitions, S3 is focused on building a sustainable leadership position in emerging high-growth markets such as Digital Audio, Home Networking and Internet Appliances," said Andy Wolfe, Chief Technology Officer for S3 Incorporated. "Moving forward, we intend to pursue further acquisitions or partnerships to ensure that we maintain this momentum."