Transmeta and HP today announced that the two companies are collaborating on HP's Compaq Evo Tablet PC. The product, a fully compatible Windows® XP PC, combines notebook functionality with the capability to write directly on the screen.
HP Taps Transmeta to Power New Tablet PC; Ultra-mobile Compaq Evo Tablet PC Combines Simplicity of Paper with Power of PC
PALO ALTO & SANTA CLARA, Calif.--June 3, 2002--HP (NYSE:HPQ), continuing its leadership in the design and development of
mobile computing products, today announced a relationship with Transmeta Corporation (Nasdaq:TMTA) to use Transmeta's 1 GHz Crusoe TM5800 processors to power HP's forthcoming Compaq Evo Tablet PC.
Comparable in size to a pad of paper, the device is a fully compatible Windows(R) XP PC that allows users to write directly on the screen. With this innovative ability, common business tasks are made more efficient -- such as taking handwritten notes in a meeting for later reference or conversion to text; annotating documents or presentations using digital ink; or easily reading electronic magazines or books.
"When designing the Tablet PC we needed a high-performance processor that delivered the capability business users expect, but also put a premium on battery life," said Ted Clark, vice president of new notebook markets, HP Personal Systems Group. "Transmeta's Crusoe TM5800 processor will help HP deliver a sleek, comfortable, lightweight Tablet PC that will allow business users to increase productivity in today's ever-changing business environment."
"HP is known within the industry as a birthplace of invention and the Tablet PC is another example of the innovation and leadership they bring to the mobile market," said Matthew Perry, president and chief executive officer, Transmeta Corporation. "Crusoe's power efficiency attributes are enabling mobile systems, such as the Compaq Evo Tablet PC, that require long battery life and minimal weight with cool, quiet operation."
The two companies also are collaborating on product development and testing of the Tablet PC, as well as joint-marketing activities and technical support of lab and field tests.
HP intends to introduce the Compaq Evo Tablet PC later this year at the launch of Microsoft's Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. Additional information on the Compaq Evo Tablet PC is available at http://www.hp.com/products/tabletpc.
About Transmeta Corporation
Transmeta develops and sells software-based microprocessors and develops additional hardware and software technologies that enable computer manufacturers to build computers that simultaneously offer long battery life, high performance and x86 compatibility. Transmeta's family of Crusoe microprocessors is targeted at the notebook, Tablet PC and Internet appliance segments of the mobile Internet computer market, as well as a range of embedded applications. For more information visit http://www.transmeta.com.
HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. HP merged with Compaq Computer Corp. on May 3, 2002. The merged company had combined revenue of approximately $81.7 billion in fiscal 2001 and operations in more than 160 countries. More information about HP is available at