23.10.2002: Meldung: Transmeta"s Crusoe is First Microprocessor Certified for Microsoft Windows XP

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2002--Transmeta Corporation (Nasdaq:TMTA - News) today announced that the company"s energy-efficient Crusoe processor is the first microprocessor to be certified by Microsoft Corp. for the new Windows XP Embedded with Service Pack 1 (SP1) operating system. The certification provides Transmeta with increased opportunities to move the Crusoe processor into a wide range of embedded applications.
"In today"s market, OEMs are seeking to build the most advanced and full-featured connected devices," said Keith White, senior director of the Embedded and Appliance Platforms Group at Microsoft. "Transmeta"s Crusoe processor operates in conjunction with Windows XP Embedded with SP1 to enable embedded developers to individually select only the rich features they need for the latest Windows-based technologies built on an x86 processor."

The Crusoe processor"s energy efficiency and high performance together with Windows XP Embedded with SP1 permit rapid development of highly reliable and full-featured connected devices. The Crusoe processor is well-suited for developing multimedia Web browsing capabilities and device support for a wide range of smart, feature-rich connected products such as thin clients, kiosks, ATMs, gaming platforms, residential gateways, advanced set-top boxes and network, industrial automation and point of sale devices.

"Transmeta and Microsoft have complementary goals for expanding markets and enabling leading-edge designs in the embedded space," said Dr. Matthew R. Perry, president and CEO, Transmeta Corporation. "Certification of the Crusoe processor as the first microprocessor for Windows XP Embedded with SP1 should enable customers to take their next generation devices to market faster and allow more consumers to experience the power-efficiency and performance benefits of Crusoe-based products."

Transmeta and Microsoft have worked closely together on a number of projects, including the recent Microsoft certification of the Crusoe processor for the Windows CE .NET operating system. The two companies have also collaborated for the past few years in the development of the Windows XP Tablet PC operating system, the basis of the next evolution in notebook computing. Later this year, major computer companies are scheduled to roll out mainstream Tablet PC products based on the Microsoft vision.

About Transmeta Corporation

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 Corporation. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Transmeta Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of the company, which statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions, which may differ materially from actual results or future events. All such forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations but involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release, and the company will not necessarily provide updates of its forward-looking projections or forecasts. Risks and uncertainties that may have material effects on our future performance include general economic conditions, including the recent significant slowdown in the technology sector and semiconductor industry, the timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders, potential fluctuations in our quarterly results, dependence on increasing demand for our Crusoe products, difficulties in developing or manufacturing new products in a timely and cost effective manner, market acceptance of our new products and of our customers" systems using our products, the growth of emerging markets that we are addressing, our customer concentration, the loss of revenue if a major customer were to cancel, reduce or delay a product order, inventory write-offs from a failure to forecast product demand accurately, our dependence on third parties for sourcing materials and providing manufacturing services, delays in product deliveries as we transition to smaller geometry process technologies, intense competition from Intel and others, rapid technological change, patents and intellectual property rights, volatility of our stock price, and the cyclical nature of the semiconductor market. We urge investors to review our regular filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including specifically our most recently filed report on Form 10-Q, which identifies and describes many of these and other important risk factors that could cause our actual results to differ from those contained in these forward-looking statements.

Transmeta Corporation
Phillip Bergman, 408/919-6818
Stapleton Communications
Deborah A. Stapleton, 650/470-0200 (Investor Relations)
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