Transmeta has been known for making efficient microprocessors for laptops with long battery life. At WinHEC 2006, the company announced a new specialized 90-nanometer Efficeon microprocessor and a reference system platform specifically for Microsoft's FlexGo program.
Transmeta says its new chip and platform support FlexGo at the hardware level. They will also be present in power-efficient desktops that run on batteries for areas without sustained electricity.
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