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Transmeta and MontaVista target Linux-based consumer devices

Oct 29, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Santa Clara, CA — (press release excerpt) — Transmeta Corp. today announced a collaboration with MontaVista Software Inc. to enable customers of both companies to bring Linux-based consumer electronics products to market more quickly and cost-effectively.

Optimized for real-life usage patterns, the Transmeta Crusoe processor offers x86 compatibility, energy efficiency for all-day computing, and leverages a wide variety of existing x86 applications and a familiar development environment for faster design cycles.

“MontaVista is propelling the development of next-generation Linux products in a cost-effective manner,” said Dave Ditzel, vice president of marketing and chief technology officer, Transmeta Corporation. “With our combined technologies, customers can now develop unique applications for portable audio, multimedia. and personal entertainment devices with a shorter time-to-market and greater operating efficiencies. The popularity of both Crusoe and MontaVista Linux Professional Edition in Japan makes this an especially strong match.”

Transmeta has verified the MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1 for the Crusoe TM5800 System Development Kit and an application note is available from the Transmeta web site and MontaVista Zone (Customer web portal) to simplify the bring-up process. New customers may download a free MontaVista Linux Preview Kit from MontaVista Software for evaluation purposes. The Preview Kit will also be included in a future release of Transmeta's Crusoe System Development Kit.

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