News Roundup: Chipmakers battle it out at NetWorld+Interop

Guy Kewney reports from NetWorld+Interop in Las Vegas where Transmeta raised its sights as Intel's Craig Barrett put in a poor performance

Guy Kewney reports from NetWorld+Interop in Las Vegas where Transmeta raised its sights as Intel's Craig Barrett put in a poor performance NetWorld+Interop is not the biggest show on the tech calendar, but it always attracts the heavyweights. This year, Intel chief executive Craig Barrett turned out to be more of a lightweight act, while Transmeta boss David Ditzel beefed up Transmeta's kudos with a key Toshiba deal. Elsewhere at the show, Symbol demonstrated a Compact Flash wireless LAN card that will bring a new class of mobility to PocketPCs. NEWS:
Intel chief fails to impress
Wed, 09 May Intel chief executive Craig Barrett is no match for his predecessor, says Guy Kewney NEWS:
Intel chief fails to impress
Wed, 09 May Intel chief executive Craig Barrett is no match for his predecessor, says Guy Kewney Symbol mini wireless LAN card upstages Compaq
Tue, 08 May Symbol's wireless LAN card fits into a compact flash socket, giving Compaq's competitors the edge Transmeta mulls server move
Tue, 08 May 2001 Transmeta plans a processor with twice the instruction width of today's chips, as Toshiba jumps aboard the bandwagon with a Crusoe-based Libretto. COMMENT
Performance, not power saving
Nobody has ever denied that Transmeta makes processor chips which use less power than Intel's. But Intel felt happy to ignore the startup company working with money from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, with the talents of Linus "Linux" Torvalds, and the engineering skills of David Ditzel -- Guy Kewney says that times are changing. Have your say instantly, and see what others have said. Click on the TalkBack button and go to the ZDNet News forum. Let the editors know what you think in the Mailroom. And read what others have said.

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