Nvidia has licensed Transmeta’s power conserving technology for a sum of $25 million. The technologies that
Transmeta has leased out to Nvidia
include its flagship power management technologies, Longrun and Longrun 2. Transmeta has quickly mastered its current business model of licensing IP to bigger companies and its coffers are loaded with cash.
It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Nvidia has licensed Transmeta’s power management technology as most chip manufacturers are concentrating on increasing power efficiency.