Transmeta Debuts Crusoe TM5700/TM5900 CPU

Transmeta today introduced its Crusoe® TM5700 and TM5900
microprocessors, creating a new standard in ultra-compact, efficient computing.
The new processors feature an integrated Northbridge and are available in a 21mm
x 21mm package for increased design flexibility and to enable smaller form
factors for x86-compatible, energy efficient mobile and embedded computing. The
small footprint of the Transmeta Crusoe TM5700/TM5900 processors make it ideal
for applications that require high performance processing within small and
thermally constrained environments, including thin clients, blade servers,
printers, copiers, point-of-sale terminals, smart displays, portable consumer
devices, ultra-personal computers (UPCs) and set-top boxes. The TM5700/TM5900
have already begun sampling with Transmeta’s customers and will be in production
in January 2004.

The TM5700 and TM5900 processors are a continuation of the Crusoe product line
and provide the established low-power and high-performance characteristics of
Crusoe’s highly efficient 128-bit VLIW (very long instruction word) engine,
which issues up to 4 instructions per clock cycle. The Crusoe architecture
includes fully integrated on-chip Northbridge core logic, reducing chip count
and power requirements and decreasing the size and cost of the PC board. The new
processors offer up to 1 GHz of x86-compatible performance and incorporate
integer and floating-point execution units, separate 64 Kbyte instruction and
data caches, a large 512 Kbyte (TM5900) or 256 Kbyte (TM5700) L2 write-back
cache, a 64-bit DDR SDRAM memory controller, and a 32-bit PCI controller.


Transmeta Corporation, the leader in efficient computing,
today introduced its Crusoe® TM5700 and TM5900 microprocessors, creating a new
standard in ultra-compact, efficient computing. The new processors feature an
integrated Northbridge and are available in a 21mm x 21mm package for increased
design flexibility and to enable smaller form factors for x86-compatible, energy
efficient mobile and embedded computing.
The small footprint of the Transmeta Crusoe TM5700/TM5900 processors make it
ideal for applications that require high performance processing within small and
thermally constrained environments, including thin clients, blade servers,
printers, copiers, point-of-sale terminals, smart displays, portable consumer
devices, ultra-personal computers (UPCs) and set-top boxes. The TM5700/TM5900
have already begun sampling with Transmeta’s customers and will be in production
in January 2004.

"The Crusoe TM5700/TM5900 processors are another significant step in advancing
the cause of efficient computing," said Dr. Matthew R. Perry, president and CEO
of Transmeta. "By delivering a solution that is 50 percent smaller than our
existing Crusoe TM5800 processors, Transmeta allows system designers to further
leverage the high performance and low-heat dissipation characteristics of
Transmeta’s proven hardware and software architecture for a wide range of new
smaller form factor, fan-less designs."

The TM5700 and TM5900 processors are a continuation of the Crusoe product line
and provide the established low-power and high-performance characteristics of
Crusoe’s highly efficient 128-bit VLIW (very long instruction word) engine,
which issues up to 4 instructions per clock cycle. The Crusoe architecture
includes fully integrated on-chip Northbridge core logic, reducing chip count
and power requirements and decreasing the size and cost of the PC board. The new
processors offer up to 1 GHz of x86-compatible performance and incorporate
integer and floating-point execution units, separate 64 Kbyte instruction and
data caches, a large 512 Kbyte (TM5900) or 256 Kbyte (TM5700) L2 write-back
cache, a 64-bit DDR SDRAM memory controller, and a 32-bit PCI controller.

Transmeta’s LongRun® power management technology further reduces thermal
constraints by dynamically adjusting the operating voltage and clock frequency
of the processor core based on application demands and intelligently adapting
processor operation to system thermal environments.

Additionally, a small form factor Mini-ITX motherboard evaluation/reference
platform based upon the TM5900 processor will be available in Q1 2004. This
high-performance, low-power platform comes with schematics, design guides,
processor specifications, device drivers and all other requirements for
evaluation and initiating product designs.

The Crusoe microprocessor family is an exceptional solution for developers of
today’s high-performance, x86-compatible systems and an excellent performance
upgrade path for systems developed using lower-end SOC embedded technology. The
Companies supporting the new Transmeta Crusoe TM5700/TM5900 processors include:

Microsoft Corporation

"Combining optimum speed and low heat yield, the Crusoe TM5700/TM5900 processors
are a boon to developers building small-footprint devices," said Todd Brix,
group product manager, Embedded Devices Group, Microsoft Corp. "The new
processors provide improved performance and power efficiency for next-generation
devices running Windows Embedded operating systems."

MontaVista Software

"As a leading provider of Linux-based systems software, MontaVista Software sees
Transmeta as pushing the envelope in processor technology, especially for
demanding embedded applications," said Bill Weinberg, director, Strategic
Marketing, MontaVista Software. "The Crusoe TM5700/TM5900 represents significant
steps forward in enabling compact, new form factors and fanless designs for high
performance applications."

Phoenix Technologies

"Phoenix Technologies is a close and long-standing partner of Transmeta, and
supports its vision of power-efficient computing and innovative new form factors
for the mobile and embedded markets," said Timothy D. Eades, senior vice
president and general manager, Corporate Marketing & Products Division at
Phoenix Technologies Ltd. "The Crusoe TM5700/TM5900 microprocessors, in
combination with Phoenix Core System Software, will allow OEMs, ODMs and system
builders to deliver a wide range of differentiated solutions that address the
needs of the mobile marketplace for connectivity, usability, manageability, and
trusted computing."

Silicon Motion

"Only now are mobile devices capable of delivering on the promise of
high-quality multimedia," said Wallace Kou, president and CEO of Silicon Motion.
"As a leading supplier of multimedia storage and acceleration solutions for
mobile devices, Silicon Motion has developed a video solution to work in
conjunction with Transmeta’s processors to bring a high-quality, low-power
multimedia solution to UPCs."

WYSE Technology

"As the worldwide market leader in thin-client, server-centric computing, WYSE
Technology is enthusiastically driving innovation of embedded processor
technology that delivers a combination of high performance and low -power
consumption," said George Skaff, vice president of worldwide marketing, WYSE
Technology. "The Crusoe TM5700 and TM5900 series processors take a significant
step toward allowing us to create high-performance highly compact fan-less form
factors."

Transmeta will be hosting individual press demonstrations of the latest in
Efficeon and Crusoe innovations and devices at the CES Conference on January
8-11, 2004 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Upper Level Room
23231.

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