Transmeta to unveil mystery chip

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Transmeta to unveil mystery chip

Silicon Valley’s most secretive technology company will lift the veil Wednesday on a mysterious new processor named Crusoe.

The subject of profound speculation during the past several months, Crusoe has been kept tightly under wraps at Transmeta, a company funded by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen. Another claim to fame for the company: It provides a day job for Linux creator Linus Torvalds.

The company’s only public statement about the product, embedded in the HTML code of the its Web site at, announces that “Crusoe will be cool hardware and software for mobile applications.”

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