Transmeta Corp. today said it would replace a small number of Crusoe micrprocessors used in notebook computers made by NEC Corp.
According to the company, only about 300 processors were involved. "The exchange is being undertaken due to the possibility that a failure might occur if a consumer were to reinstall an operating system. The potential issue is contained to a limited number of Crusoe microprocessors and, due to the rarity of this event, is not expected to impact end consumers," Transmeta said.
The Crusoe microprocessors NEC is replacing came from a limited manufacturing batch, the company said. Any remaining inventory of this material at NEC or other customers has been returned to Transmeta, it continued. Transmeta is currently shipping Crusoe microprocessors to its customers to replenish their production.