MANHASSET, N.Y. Processor technology company Transmeta Corp. is expanding the initial scope of Toshiba's license to use the company's LongRun2 processor technologies.
Japan-based Toshiba will now be able to use LongRun2 for the complete range of semiconductors made suing 90-nm through 22-nm processes.
Transmeta's (Santa Clara, Calif.) LongRun2 technologies allow manufacturers and chip designers to reduce power consumption and variations between chips. The technologies enables designers to minimize transistor leakage, thus allowing chips to run at lower power.
"Managing chip power and transistor leakage is a critical issue for the semiconductor industry, and we are pleased to see Toshiba's license expansion as a sign of increasing confidence in the value of Transmeta's LongRun2 technologies," said Arthur Swift, president and chief executive of Transmeta, in a statement.