Transmeta is ready to fight
After AMD has already shown itself to be more than confident and almost provocatively won against the competition, Transmeta is also ready to fight.
Dave Ditzel, chief technologist at Transmeta, declared his company to be number one among the producers of power-saving chips. In doing so, Ditzel refers to the great success in Japan, whose market the focus was on. In Japan the two best-selling Windows notebooks are currently running with Transmeta's extremely energy-saving Crusoe CPU. How this statement is to be evaluated, everyone must surely decide for themselves. Contrary to the success in Japan, Transmeta has not yet signed a contract with major notebook manufacturers in America. However, this should change soon. On June 26th, Ditzel wants to present a new Crusoe processor, which, in addition to more performance, should consume even less power. The CPU with the name TM5800 is intended to further expand the technological lead over Intel and AMD. On the other hand, Ditzel cannot gain anything from the new mobile solutions from AMD. Although they had a decent performance, they would basically only be suitable for extremely unwieldy notebooks, since the subject of 'saving electricity' is by no means as important at AMD and thus consumption and heat development are extremely high.