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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is investing US$7.5 million in energy-efficient chip company Transmeta Corp., which has been battling falling revenue and widening losses.
AMD made its investment in exchange for Transmeta stock. The chip vendor called Transmeta "an innovative force in the industry" and said it had been a key ally in bringing AMD's AMD64 technology, the basis of its Opteron chips, to market.

"Our investment will support Transmeta's technology development work and AMD's efforts to leverage Transmeta's innovative energy-efficient technologies to the benefit of AMD's customers," Dirk Meyer, AMD's president and chief operating officer, said in a statement.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,13...s/article.html

I was wondering what kind of performance are we going to see with acquired
technology from this investment. Any opinions?
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post #2 of 17
i have no idea but cool news
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possibly 30w barcelona? LOL....
    
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Hey, low wattage chips are good. Now that they have a hold in this it may get better.
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post #5 of 17
it also shows they are still good when it comes to finances, unless they have poor managment which could definately be the case but who knows. Go amd i love you( Still getting a g0 6600 though lol)
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post #6 of 17
Maybe the investment will be beneficial to transmeta, not AMD. You have to realise that Transmeta is a major player in the low power embedded CPU sector, and if Transmeta introduces..say Dual core embedded processors, you can bet your ass your mobile (cell) phone, PDA, and Portable Gaming device will get much more powerful.
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post #7 of 17
I hope they are spending their money wisely...
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Transmeta is also another party suing Intel so maybe AMD want's to help spur their lawsuit on as well....
    
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post #9 of 17
Does everyone remember how excited people were when AMD bought ATI? Does anyone remember 3 months after that?

I'm not gonna call this a dumb move, because i'm just not a business major working for one of the biggest companies in the world. But what I do know is AMD isn't in a position to be throwing money around.

Then again, 7.5mil isn't all that much.
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post #10 of 17
transmeta got out of processor manufacturing back in 05 (i actually have one of the last transmeta powered notebooks). they have been in licensing since then.
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