News Archive (1999-2012) | 2013-current at LinuxGizmos | Current Tech News Portal |    About   

Intel edges into Transmeta territory with new chip

Jan 30, 2001 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Michael Kanellos of CNET reports that Intel is releasing two chips that will compete directly with Transmeta's Crusoe processors in the notebook market. Kanellos writes . . .

“On Tuesday, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker is releasing a 500MHz Pentium III that is 'the lowest-power-consuming PC processor that has ever been built,' said Frank Spindler, general manager of the mobile products group at Intel. The chip giant is also releasing a similar 500MHz Celeron for budget notebooks.”

“The two ultra-low-power chips are aimed directly at taking the spotlight away from Transmeta, which last year came out with chips that can run standard notebook applications without consuming as much power as traditional Intel chips.”

” . . . On average, the new Pentium III consumes about half a watt of power, or less than half the power of Intel's current notebook chips.”

Read full story

This article was originally published on and has been donated to the open source community by QuinStreet Inc. Please visit for up-to-date news and articles about Linux and open source.

Comments are closed.