Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Sun 10th Feb 2002 17:37 UTC
Editorial "This will end up being one of the world's worst investments, I'm afraid," - David House, former Intel chief of corporate strategy said in the early 1990s. I've been fasinated by microprocessors for years and have been following the Merced debacle since back in 1994 when HP and Intel announced they were getting together to make some amazing new technology.
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Itanium and Transmeta r both VLIW.

Transmeta has these advantages over itanium

(a) lower power consumption
(b) lower cost
(c) faster x86 emulation.

in theory, it should be possible to program directly to
transmeta crusoe processors, by passing the code x86 morphing software, and get native VLIW performance boost.

Perhaps AMD or Apple should consider purchasing transmeta, and making the next gen. processor around it.