Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 15th Feb 2008 21:13 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems It works like an Intel chip, but looks like the Cell processor. That's one way of describing the energy-efficient multiple core processors being devised by secretive Montalvo Systems. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company has come up with a design for a chip for portable computers and devices that - when finished and manufactured - will theoretically be capable of running the same software as chips from Intel or AMD.
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Future Busines Model - Sue Intel
by Meridian on Sat 16th Feb 2008 09:40 UTC
Meridian
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2007-12-18

"Small, secretive start-up lays plans to challenge Intel"

Here's a prediction. A few years after the hype has died down, their business model will devolve into one based on suing Intel for alleged patent infringement.

Ah, this brings back memories. Anyone recall the frenzied excitement when someone found the "secret" message in the HTML of the early Transmeta webpage?
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Yes, there is a secret message, and this is it: Transmeta's policy has been to remain silent about its plans until it had something to demonstrate to the world. On January 19th, 2000, Transmeta is going to announce and demonstrate what Crusoe processors can do. Simultaneously, all of the details will go up on this Web site for everyone on the Internet to see. Crusoe will be cool hardware and software for mobile applications. Crusoe will be unconventional, which is why we wanted to let you know in advance to come look at the entire Web site in January, so that you can get the full story and have access to all of the real details as soon as they are available.

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