IBM, stop at Thinkpad with Crusoe – Macitynet.it
IBM would have canceled the plan to build a Crusoe-based ThinkPad. This was stated by the manufacturer of the product, Taiwanese Quanta, one of the largest companies in the world among those specializing in the production of commissioned laptops. IBM was to launch a thinkPad with the Transmeta processor in the first quarter of next year, adding to the already long series of companies that had shown interest in the low-power chip: among other NECs, Hitachi and Sony.Quanta, which also one of the companies who invested in the Crusoe study, did not clarify the reasons for IBM's defection, but in recent days rumors about unsatisfactory performance in terms of computing power had spread on Crusoe. "In any case – the president of Quanta Michael Wang – laptop production with Crusoe continues. By the end of the year, systems with the chip will be in distribution in the USA. "Recently Sony has already started selling a Vaio equipped with Crusoe. The Japanese giant has also stated that it will not stop the production of machines with x86 processors.