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Transmeta introduces Crusoe

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At the press conference Transmeta would not disclose any partners and instead showed reference designs that were developed in-house. So far none of the big system houses has officially stepped forward and revealed they are building devices based on the Crusoe chips. However, attendees with nametags from Sony, NEC, Hewlett-Packard, S3 and Visual Technology were seen at the launch. A day after the event S3 announced they are planning to build Linux-based Internet appliances using Crusoe. S3 produces for example the Rio Internet audio player.