Transmeta licenses low-power technology to Fujitsu

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    Transmeta Corp. has licensed its LongRun2 power management technology to Fujitsu Ltd., the second customer to purchase the rights to use the technology, Transmeta said Thursday.

    LongRun2 is an improvement to an earlier Transmeta technology that managed transistor frequency depending on an application's workload in order to maximize power consumption. This helps to control power consumption when the transistor is active but does not address the growing problem of power leakage when the transistor is inactive.

    The ever-shrinking size of transistors has exacerbated the problem of current leakage. Transistors now are so small that current can escape through the transistor even when it is not actively flowing through the transistor. This problem is known as passive or standby leakage, and it is expected to become even worse in the future.


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