Transmeta Licenses LongRun and Low Power Computing Technology To NVIDIA

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—August 6, 2008— Transmeta Corporation (NASDAQ:TMTA) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with NVIDIA Corporation granting NVIDIA a non-exclusive license to Transmetas LongRun and LongRun2 technologies and other intellectual property for use in connection with NVIDIA products.

The agreement grants to NVIDIA a non-exclusive and fully paid-up license to all of Transmetas patents and patent applications, and a non-exclusive license and transfer of certain Transmeta advanced power management and other computing technologies.

Under the agreement, NVIDIA agrees to pay Transmeta a one-time, non-refundable license fee of $25.0 million. The agreement also includes mutual general releases of all claims by both parties.

"We are very pleased to have achieved this license agreement with NVIDIA," said Les Crudele, president and CEO of Transmeta. "We believe that this agreement both illustrates the value of Transmetas intellectual property and technologies to our industry and realizes for Transmeta stockholders an immediate return from the strategic licensure of our intellectual property rights."

About Transmeta Corporation

Transmeta Corporation develops and licenses innovative computing, microprocessor and semiconductor technologies and related intellectual property. Founded in 1995, Transmeta first became known for designing, developing and selling its 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. Transmeta is presently focused on developing and licensing its advanced power management technologies for controlling leakage and increasing power efficiency in semiconductor and computing devices, and in licensing its computing and microprocessor technologies to other companies. To learn more about Transmeta, visit

Transmeta, LongRun and LongRun2 are trademarks of Transmeta Corporation.

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