Update: Intellectual Ventures has acquired Transmeta Patent Portfolio on Jan. 28, 2009
SANTA CLARA, CA. – July 6, 2007
– Transmeta Corporation and AMD today announced that AMD has invested $7.5 million in Transmeta in exchange for Transmeta preferred stock.
“We are very pleased that AMD has made a strategic investment in the future of Transmeta,” said Les Crudele, president and chief executive officer of Transmeta. “AMD has long been a leader in the development and delivery of energy-efficient, high-performance computing technologies, standards and initiatives. Transmeta has been proud to endorse and contribute to those industry leading activities, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with AMD on technology initiatives in the future.”
“Transmeta has been an innovative force in the industry for more than a decade,” said Dirk Meyer, president and chief operating officer of AMD. “Transmeta was a key ally in helping to bring our highly-successful AMD64 technology to market and has supported the widespread industry adoption of both AMD64 and AMD’s HyperTransport technology. Our investment will support Transmeta’s technology development work and AMD’s efforts to leverage Transmeta’s innovative energy-efficient technologies to the benefit of AMD’s customers.”About Transmeta Corporation
Transmeta Corporation develops and licenses innovative computing, microprocessor and semiconductor technologies and related intellectual property. Founded in 1995, we first became known for designing, developing and selling our highly efficient x86-compatible software-based microprocessors, which deliver a balance of low power consumption, high performance, low cost and small size suited for diverse computing platforms. We are presently focused on developing and licensing our advanced power management technologies for controlling leakage and increasing power efficiency in semiconductor and computing devices, and in licensing our computing and microprocessor technologies to other companies. To learn more about Transmeta, visit www.transmeta.com
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower consumers and businesses worldwide. For more information, visit www.amd.com