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Hitachi to Ship Internet Appliance With Transmeta Chip

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Hitachi

(HIT)

plans to immediately begin shipping an Internet appliance in Japan based on

Transmeta's

(TMTA)

Crusoe processor.

Hitachi also plans to introduce the product in the U.S., but no timeframe was given.

The Internet appliance, the Flora-ie 55mi, includes a pen interface, buttons for connecting to the Web and accessing email, a mobile phone interface and a 400-megahertz Crusoe microprocessor.

In November,

Gateway

(GTW)

introduced an

Internet terminal with Crusoe chips.

Late last month, Transmeta's shares were battered after reports that a handful of notebook computers with the Crusoe chip were being recalled because of a problem with the microprocessor.