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14.3.2003: Meldung: Transmeta"s Processor Powers Time Computer

Transmeta Corp. (Nasdaq:TMTA - News) and Time Computers today announced that Transmeta"s energy efficient Crusoe TM5800 processor is incorporated in the Time Tablet PC targeting the education, corporate and consumer markets in the United Kingdom.

 

Time Education, a TIME Group Ltd company, is displaying the Time Tablet PC at the Education Show in Birmingham, England starting today. The Time Tablet PC weighs just three pounds and offers a unique alternative to the standard notebook computer. It implements state-of-the-art inking technology and recognizes a built-in library of hand movements, allowing users to write or sketch as they would using a pen and paper. By implementing an energy efficient Crusoe processor, the device features cool operating temperatures and is highly versatile, making it particularly well suited for the education market, in addition to corporate and consumer use.

 

"We are impressed with the benefits of Transmeta"s efficient processor technology," said Martin Allington, general manager of Time Education. "The Time Tablet PC is a tremendous tool for educators and students and represents a leap forward in mobile computing."

 

"Our initial expectations for the adoption of Tablet PCs in Europe were moderate, which is common for most new computing platforms," said Jeremy Davies, senior analyst at Context of London, which has tracked the European IT industry since 1983. "However, our initial survey findings show a positive trend for Tablet PCs to become mainstream earlier than expected."

 

"Transmeta is increasing its presence in Europe through exceptional mobile computer products like the Time Tablet PC," said Dr. Matthew R. Perry, president and chief executive officer, Transmeta Corp.

 

Time Tablet PC Specifications:

 

-- 933 MHz Transmeta Crusoe TM5800 processor

-- 256MB DDR memory -- expandable to 512MB SDRAM

-- 10.4" TFT XGA display (1024x768) 16-bit color, 124dpi

-- 20GB HDD

-- 8MB NB graphics

-- AC97 built-in speaker/microphone

-- Built-in IrDA, V92 56K modem, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11b WLAN

-- GSM, GPRS, PHS, CDMA, WCDMA connection via PC-Card

-- BT connection via USB/PC-Card

 

 

The Time Tablet PC is immediately available in the United Kingdom for approximately $1450 (U.S. dollars). For more information visit www.timeeducation.com or contact christine.coward@timecomputers.com.

 

TIME Group Ltd

 

TIME Group is the leading UK retailer and manufacturer of PCs under the TIME brand and Tiny, and operates a network of stores nationwide. In September 2002, the TIME Group rolled out 150 stores called The Computer World. These stores offer more that 3000 product lines including printers, peripherals, software and accessories from all the major brands. The TIME Group"s other divisions include: TIME Education, selling to the education and public sector; Corporate, a B2B reseller and TotalCare, its support and warranty center. The company has its head office and manufacturing plant in Burnley, Lancashire.

 

About Transmeta Corp.

 

Transmeta develops and sells software-based microprocessors and develops additional hardware and software technologies that enable computer manufacturers to build computers that simultaneously offer long battery life, high performance and x86 compatibility. Transmeta"s family of Crusoe microprocessors is targeted at the notebook, Tablet PC and Internet appliance segments of the mobile Internet computer market, as well as a range of embedded applications. To learn more about Transmeta visit www.transmeta.com.

 

Transmeta and Crusoe are trademarks of Transmeta Corp. All other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

 

Safe Harbor Statement

 

This release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements speak only as of the date of this release, and we will not necessarily provide updates of our projections or other forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are subject to many risks and uncertainties, and may differ materially or adversely from our actual results or future events. Important risk factors that could have material or adverse effects on our results include general economic and political conditions and specific conditions and volatility in the markets that we address, the rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders, market acceptance and adoption of our new products by our present and future customers and end users, difficulties in developing or manufacturing new and existing products in a timely and cost effective manner, our dependence on third parties for sourcing materials and providing manufacturing services, intense competition and competitive pressures, patents and other intellectual property rights, and other risk factors. We urge investors to review our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent report on Form 10-Q, which describes these and other important risk factors that could have an adverse effect on our results. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason.

 

Contact:

 

Transmeta Corp.

Phillip Bergman, 408/919-6818

bergman@transmeta.com

or

Deborah A. Stapleton, 650/470-0200 (Investor Relations)

deb@stapleton.com

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