7.11.2002: Meldung: Transmeta Corporation: Crusoe Processor Selected
Thursday November 7, 6:01 am ET
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--Nov. 7, 2002--Transmeta Corporation (Nasdaq:TMTA - News) today announced that its energy-efficient Crusoe processor has been selected for long battery life Tablet PCs, including HP"s new Compaq Tablet PC TC1000, the first to use Transmeta"s new 1 GHz Crusoe TM5800 processor.
The Crusoe processor allows computer makers to offer long battery life and performance in slim, cool-running, small form factor Tablet PCs. The new generation of Tablet PCs suits the mobile and multi-functional requirements of today"s computer user and the Crusoe processor balances battery life and performance needs to maximize computing efficiency and user productivity.
Tablet PCs offer significantly greater functionality, mobility and versatility than traditional notebook PCs. One of the most important new dimensions of Tablet PCs is the addition of a pen-driven input and "digital ink," for the first time giving users the option to interface with their personal computers much as they would with a pad of paper and a pen, but with far greater flexibility.
"The energy-efficient properties of Transmeta"s Crusoe processor, combined with the power-management features of Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, provide users with more flexibility and mobility with their full-function mobile PCs than ever before," said Alexandra Loeb, vice president of the Tablet PC division at Microsoft Corp. "Working together for the past few years, the two companies are excited to finally bring the vision of the Tablet PC to users today."
Transmeta"s Crusoe Processor Powers HP"s Tablet PC
HP"s new Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 is the first computer to use the new 1 GHz Crusoe TM5800 processor. The Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 weighs about three pounds, runs Microsoft"s new Windows XP Tablet PC Edition operating system and is a highly innovative notebook PC with a detachable keyboard, combining an efficient form factor with exceptional PC functionality.
"When designing the Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 we needed a high-performance processor that delivered the capability business users expect, but also put a premium on battery life," said Ted Clark, vice president of new notebook markets, HP Personal Systems Group. "Transmeta"s Crusoe TM5800 processor helped HP design a sleek, comfortable, lightweight Tablet PC that will allow business users to increase productivity in today"s ever-changing business environment."
"HP is known within the industry as a birthplace of invention and the Compaq Tablet PC TC1000 is another example of the innovation and leadership the company brings to the mobile market," said Dr. Matthew R. Perry, president and chief executive officer of Transmeta Corporation.
Transmeta"s 867 MHz Crusoe TM5800 processor also drives PaceBlade"s PaceBook Tablet PC, an innovative Tablet PC version of the Taiwan-based company"s PaceBook notebook PC. PaceBlade"s Tablet PC will be available as of November 7.
"Transmeta"s Crusoe processor enabled PaceBlade to design a cool running, thin form factor Tablet PC with very good battery life," said Eric Djie, president of PaceBlade Technology.
First International Computer, Inc. (FIC)
FIC, a leading Taiwanese computer company, has incorporated a 933 MHz Crusoe TM5800 processor into its Slatevision T700 Tablet PC. FIC"s Tablet PC will be available as of November 7, initially in the U.S., Japan and Taiwan.
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.
Note to Editors: Transmeta and Crusoe are trademarks of Transmeta Corporation. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Phillip Bergman, 408/919-6818
Deborah A. Stapleton, 650/470-0200
Source: Transmeta Corporation