NEC sets sail with Transmeta's Crusoe

NEC Corp. may be one of the next PC makers to offer Transmeta Corp.

NEC Corp. may be one of the next PC makers to offer Transmeta Corp.'s new Crusoe chip to North American consumers. At PC Expo Japan on Tuesday, Tokyo-based NEC introduced a new 3-pound mini-notebook, the LaVie MX, which uses 600MHz Crusoe TM5600 chips. NEC is already taking orders in Japan for the new notebook, according to Transmeta. Full story. -- John G. Spooner