Transmeta brings processor with integrated graphics
At the Microprocessor Forum started today in sunny San Jose, Transmeta will present the Crusoe TM6000, which combines the main processor, graphics unit and functions of the chipset that are usually located in the north and south bridges.
The previous processors of the manufacturer, which shone with very low power consumption, but unfortunately also with very low performance, only contained a kind of Northbridge in the chip who took care of the interaction of the individual components and the main memory. In addition to the new functions of the TM600, the Crusoe family also claims to have further reduced the power consumption. The mass production of the all-round processor should begin next summer, by then the manufacturing problems of the current top model, the TM5800, should be a thing of the past. All in all, Transmeta has now specialized more and more in the embedded market, such as set-top boxes, since there was far too much competition in the desktop and mobile processor market.