Torvalds drops more clues about secret chip

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Torvalds drops more clues about secret chip

Linux creator Linus Torvalds, an employee of one of Silicon Valley’s most secretive startups, still won’t discuss the company’s mission – but he did disclose when Transmeta Corp. will go public with details of its new processor.

In his keynote speech during the Comdex computer show, and in a subsequent interview on ZDTV Radio, Torvalds confirmed that Transmeta’s key product – to be known as the Crusoe processor – will be formally announced on Jan. 19.

The new chip appears to be aimed at mobile computing platforms, and is widely anticipated to pose a new challenge to Intel in the microprocessor market.

The audio interview is available on the ZDTV Radio web site at

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