Feeds

Transmeta hooks Nvidia for $25m power payment

The longest run

Security for virtualized datacentres

Transmeta - yes, you remember them - has picked up a prominent licensee scalp in the form of Nvidia.

Transmeta today revealed that Nvidia will pay a one-time fee of $25m for a license to Long Run and LongRun2 - a pair of power management technologies. Such licensing deals have become Transmeta's main path to revenue - outside of suing Intel - ever since it gave up on making chips. Presumably, Nvidia will use the technology to squeeze a bit more energy efficiency out of is graphics processors.

Word of the Nvidia deal arrived as Transmeta issued second quarter financial results. Revenue for the period came in at $366,000, which is almost enough to get a studio apartment in East Palo Alto. Net income for Q2 was $214,000.

Transmeta had an embarrassing number of charges and other income items related to its large settlement with Intel, restructuring and stock compensation. After adding and subtracting all these items, Transmeta exited the quarter debt free with $142m in cash and other assets.

Shares of Transmeta were near a 52-week high ($15.70) at $14.67 per share at the end of today's trading. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained
They just cannae do it in time, says analyst
Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper
Monsters need to earn a living too
Oh noes, fanbois! iPhone 6 Plus shipments 'DELAYED' in the UK
Is EMBIGGENED Apple mobile REALLY that popular?
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?
Plus: 'NostrilTime' wristjob vid action
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.