Transmeta today announced that its new fanless Digital Entertainment Center Initiative, including several new designs that take advantage of the high-performance and low heat characteristics of the Transmeta Efficeon(TM) processor, has gained Microsoft Corp.’s support and is suitable for use with Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. These new Digital Entertainment Center designs, powered by the Efficeon processor, are cost effective solutions with full support for Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005. Consumers can be assured that the Efficeon processor meets or exceeds the performance requirements necessary for running Media Center Edition 2005. These new designs include recording and playback features and have the ability to manipulate multiple video and/or audio tracks simultaneously without losing valuable data or information.

Transmeta today announced that its new fanless Digital Entertainment Center
Initiative, including several new designs that take advantage of the
high-performance and low heat characteristics of the Transmeta Efficeon(TM)
processor, has gained Microsoft Corp.’s support and is suitable for use with
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

These new Digital Entertainment Center designs, powered by the Efficeon
processor, are cost effective solutions with full support for Microsoft Windows
XP Media Center Edition 2005. Consumers can be assured that the Efficeon
processor meets or exceeds the performance requirements necessary for running
Media Center Edition 2005. These new designs include recording and playback
features and have the ability to manipulate multiple video and/or audio tracks
simultaneously without losing valuable data or information.

"Transmeta’s new designs enable the creation of ultra-quiet Media Center PCs,"
said Bill Mannion, Director of Windows XP Consumer Marketing at Microsoft. "This
will hasten the adoption of the PC as the center of the home entertainment
system, providing video and audio content on demand for use throughout the
home."

"Transmeta is very excited to have Microsoft’s support for our new Digital
Entertainment Center Initiative, as we feel that Microsoft’s involvement was a
very important step in making this new initiative a success" said Arthur L.
Swift, senior vice president of marketing at Transmeta. "Transmeta has been
working in conjunction with Microsoft to ensure that the Efficeon processor
takes full advantage of the new advances available in Windows XP Media Center
Edition 2005."

Transmeta also announced the Efficeon(TM) Processor Technology Evaluation
Platform and Reference Design Kit for the next generation of energy efficient,
high performance, fanless and compact designs.

The Efficeon Technology Reference Design Kit is a manufacturing-ready reference
design comprising schematics, PCB layout, bill of materials, reference design
guide and drivers with BIOS support available from multiple BIOS vendors. The
hardware platform is a 4-layer Mini-ITX form factor motherboard, measuring 170mm
x 170mm, including on-board video/graphics, audio, Ethernet, USB 2.0, and IDE
interfaces. Designed for customers demanding high performance in low power
designs, the manufacturing ready reference design kit allows for rapid
evaluation and adoption of Transmeta’s technologies for a diverse range of
industrial and computing products including embedded systems, automotive
applications, quiet media centers, high performance consumer electronic devices
and more.

"With Transmeta’s increased focus on intellectual property licensing, this
platform is an attractive vehicle for potential licensees to evaluate
Transmeta’s processor technology," said Arthur L. Swift, senior vice president
of marketing at Transmeta. "The high level of integration of this complete
system design showcases the ability to integrate our efficient technology into
next generation applications requiring x86 compatibility in high performance
compact designs."

The reference design kit includes an Efficeon TM8820 in a 21mm x 21mm package.
The TM8820 supports Transmeta’s powerful AntiVirusNX(TM) Technology, which works
in conjunction with Microsoft’s Windows XP Service Pack 2 and offers enhanced
security and safer computing by detecting and disabling common forms of computer
viruses and worms. Additionally, the included Efficeon processor features
lead-free packaging developed in accordance with industry wide initiatives such
as the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and is aligned with Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) to remove lead and other
hazardous materials from product packaging.

Features of the Efficeon Technology Evaluation and Reference Design Platform

Transmeta TM8820 CPU available in two frequencies and wattages: 1.5GHz at 7
watts TDPmax and 1.0GHz at 3 watts TDPmax
One DIMM socket supporting DDR DRAM, board supports up to 1GB
ULI M1563 Southbridge with HyperTransport interface
XGI XP5 AGP graphics controller with 32MB frame buffer
Realtek ALC655 AC97 audio CODEC supporting 6-channel audio output
National Semiconductor PC87360 Super I/O controller
VGA and S-Video outputs
One PCI expansion slot
Primary and secondary UDMA133 IDE ports
10/100 Mbps Ethernet with status LEDs
Four USB 2.0 ports
Operates from a single 12V DC input, no ATX power supply required
Secure Digital (SD) Card header

Availability
The Efficeon Processor Technology Evaluation Platform and Reference Design Kit
will be available to customers in Q1 2005.