Transmeta today announced that Transmeta’s advanced LongRun2™ technologies for power management and transistor leakage control have been licensed to Sony Corporation. Transmeta’s advanced LongRun2 technologies may be used to improve semiconductor devices by reducing total chip power, reducing standby power, reducing burn-in power, and potentially improving chip performance and reducing manufacturing costs. LongRun2 technologies build upon Transmeta’s first generation LongRun® power management technology, which pioneered the dynamic adjustment of MHz and voltage, hundreds of times per second, to reduce power consumption. LongRun2 technologies extend this technique further by using Transmeta’s proprietary new approach for dynamically adjusting transistor threshold voltages to control transistor leakage. This dynamic control reduces leakage caused by changes in runtime conditions, such as voltage and temperature, which are not predetermined when the chip is manufactured.

Transmeta today announced that Transmeta’s advanced LongRun2™ technologies
for power management and transistor leakage control have been licensed to Sony
Corporation.

Transmeta’s LongRun2 technologies address the problems of excessive chip heat
and transistor leakage, which pervade the semiconductor industry and are
expected to get progressively worse as successive manufacturing technologies
scale down to smaller dimensions. Transmeta’s advanced LongRun2 technologies may
be used to improve semiconductor devices by reducing total chip power, reducing
standby power, reducing burn-in power, and potentially improving chip
performance and reducing manufacturing costs. LongRun2 technologies build upon
Transmeta’s first generation LongRun® power management technology, which
pioneered the dynamic adjustment of MHz and voltage, hundreds of times per
second, to reduce power consumption. LongRun2 technologies extend this technique
further by using Transmeta’s proprietary new approach for dynamically adjusting
transistor threshold voltages to control transistor leakage. This dynamic
control reduces leakage caused by changes in runtime conditions, such as voltage
and temperature, which are not predetermined when the chip is manufactured.

"Transmeta’s LongRun2 technologies represent a major practical innovation that
addresses the problems of exponentially rising leakage and power consumption
facing the semiconductor industry," said Bijan Moslehi, Ph.D., chief technology
officer of The Noblemen Group and senior vice president of the Noblemen
Semiconductor Technology Research & Strategy Division. "I expect that the
implementation of these ground-breaking technologies will benefit the consumer
significantly, by increasing performance, lowering costs, improving battery
life, and ultimately, improving the overall consumer experience."