Transmeta Crusoe Processors Enable High Performance HP Compaq Thin Clients
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 15, 2003--Transmeta Corporation (Nasdaq:TMTA), the leader in efficient computing, today announced that its 533MHz and 733MHz TM5800 Crusoe(TM) processors will be incorporated in two new HP Compaq thin clients. The HP Compaq t5300 and t5500 offer enterprise, government and education customers one of the most affordable thin clients available.
Transmeta's Crusoe processor provides a perfect fit for thin client customers that value low cost, energy efficiency, reliability and quiet operation. The HP Compaq t5300 and t5500 thin clients, powered by Transmeta processors, deliver desktop-like features and a level of performance that offers 'front-of-screen perception' comparable to full desktop system performance.
"The growing family of HP thin clients designed around the Crusoe processor underscores the industry's desire for a high-performance thin client at compelling prices," said Art Swift, senior vice president of marketing, Transmeta Corporation. "The low thermal characteristics of the Transmeta Crusoe processor allow HP to design extremely small enclosures without the need for cooling fans, delivering a highly integrated and reliable solution."
The HP Compaq thin clients offer customers a choice based upon their thin client performance needs and, by utilizing Transmeta processors, HP ensures that these thin clients can handle resource-dependant applications such as an enhanced browser and MPEG2 and MPEG4 digital video files.
"As a leader in enterprise-level thin client solutions, HP addresses all levels of business applications with its line of thin client solutions," said Tad Bodeman, director thin client solutions, HP Personal Systems Group. "Incorporating Transmeta's energy efficient processor technology in our t5300 and t5500 products offers customers a simple, dependable and secure thin client at an affordable price."
"The enterprise thin client market continues to grow at a solid 22.8% compounded rate with a forecast of 1.86 million units for 2004 and an expected 3.4 million units to ship in 2007," said Bob O'Donnell, research director at analyst firm IDC. "These adoption rates are understandable when you consider that the thin client space has a compelling value proposition for the enterprise market and that they can be effortlessly deployed in volume, and are easily maintained, which results in a lower total cost of ownership."
About Transmeta Corporation
Transmeta Corporation develops and sells software-based microprocessors and develops additional hardware, software and system technologies that enable manufacturers to build highly efficient computing systems characterized by low power consumption, reduced heat dissipation and the high performance required to run standard x86 compatible programs. We originally developed our family of Crusoe microprocessors for lightweight notebook computers and other mobile computing devices, but we have developed and are continuing to develop microprocessors suitable for a variety of existing and emerging end markets in which x86 program compatibility and energy and thermal efficiency are desirable.