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In addition. LEts not forget that lower wattage chips = better O'Cs ^_^
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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.
That's where the money is. Don't bother putting out a real product. Just develop a great product and liscense it to bigger companies and sit back and reap in the royalties. Gotta come up with a great idea to liscense out.......
    
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Less power consumption also means less heat .
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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.
Err, they did not buy them, they bought stock. Not the whole company
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I was wondering what kind of performance are we going to see with acquired
technology from this investment. Any opinions?
Transmeta CPUs have pretty poor performance...right up there with Via. Can't slight either of them though when it comes to power consumption.
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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.
Yeah, 7.5m isn't much when you're used to throwing around billions.

Transmeta is pretty innovative. They built that CPU that converts bytecode into optimized RISC(I think?) at no performance loss. People were dreaming about that as the future for Java.

I mean...it was years back, but at the time Intel had pathetic 400mhz FSB P4's, and Transmeta's CPU blew them out of the water. It had the possibility(with the development of the converter instructions) to allow "native" assembly-speed java. Too bad back then it was all ghz...never caught on.
     
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post #16 of 17
Less wattage, less heat, higher overclocks and lower electricity bills!
A small price to pay especially if the data could be squeezed by Intel, a slight edge may help.
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