Transmeta and NVIDIA Announce Strategic Collaboration
Companies Team to Deliver Leading Multimedia and Graphics Capabilities for the Transmeta Efficeon Processor
Santa Clara, Calif.; September 17, 2003…Transmeta Corporation (Nasdaq: TMTA), the leader in efficient computing, and NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced a collaboration where NVIDIA has agreed to develop its highly integrated media communications processors for Transmeta’s next generation Efficeon™ processor, enabling exceptional multimedia and graphics capabilities for a wide range of mobile PC platforms.
“Future PC platforms will be integrated multimedia powerhouses that run efficiently and quietly and deliver amazing multimedia capabilities in a small package,” said Dr. Jon Peddie, multimedia and graphics industry expert and president, Jon Peddie Research. “The combination of Transmeta’s prowess in efficient processing combined with NVIDIA’s expertise in multimedia and graphics creates a world-class partnership that will benefit a multitude of PC platforms. Our research shows this category to be the fastest growing and largest segment in the PC market, and we expect a whole new class of products to emerge.”
Transmeta and NVIDIA have collaborated to leverage their respective expertise in energy efficient processor design, dynamic power management and graphics. The companies have teamed to deliver an exceptional combination of features, battery life, and a compact platform size for emerging classes of small form factor computers.
"Transmeta’s collaboration with NVIDIA, an industry leader, will spur innovative graphics capabilities in mobile devices,” said Dr. Matthew R. Perry, president and CEO, Transmeta Corporation. “Transmeta’s customers are delivering exceptional efficient computing form factors featuring extended battery life, low heat, award winning designs, integrated functionality and highly competitive pricing.”
“NVIDIA's collaboration with Transmeta enables a new class of ultra portable mobile computer,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO and President, NVIDIA Corporation. “As the mobile computer increasingly becomes the primary computing device for many people, the demand for smaller form factor, low power solutions becomes apparent. By closely collaborating with Transmeta, our combined technologies are enabling computer makers to deliver an outstanding multimedia experience in stunningly small, low power devices.”
Transmeta’s new Efficeon processor, in production during the current quarter, provides industry leadership in delivering power efficiency and high performance for notebooks, tablet PCs, ultra-personal computers, silent desktops, blade servers and embedded systems.
Dave Ditzel, Transmeta’s co-founder and chief technology officer, will make a presentation about the new Efficeon processor, including detailed specifications and benchmark data, at Microprocessor Forum in San Jose, October 13-16, 2003.
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