NVIDIA purchases Transmeta license
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Transmeta Licenses LongRun and Low Power Computing Technology To NVIDIA
Taiwanese microprocessor and semiconductor manufacturer Transmeta has granted NVIDIA a non-exclusive license for their Long Run and LongRun2 technologies. The license allows NVIDIA access to to all of Transmeta's IP, which includes patents and patent applications for their advanced power management technology. NVIDIA has reportedly forked out a cool one-time, non-refundable license fee of $25.0 million for the privilege.
In the past Transmeta has actually produced x86 processors, namely Crusoe
, although they have since moved away from manufacturing their own processors.
View Transmeta's press release on their site here
Now what are NVIDIA going to be utilising Transmeta's technology for...GPU's, chipsets or even processors?
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