19.5.2003: Meldung: Transmeta Corp.: Embedded Design Win

Transmeta Announces Embedded Design Win with IBASE Firewall/VPN Platform
Monday May 19, 6:01 am ET

Fast, Energy Efficient and Fan-less Firewall/VPN Platform for the Enterprise

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--May 19, 2003--Transmeta Corporation (Nasdaq:TMTA - News), the leader in efficient computing, today announced that the company"s energy efficient processors are being incorporated by IBASE Technology Inc. in its FWA7000, a fast and fan-less Firewall/VPN platform. Transmeta"s processors, including the 800 MHz Crusoe TM5800, enable an operating speed for the IBASE product of up to 13 megabits per second (Mbps) of throughput, or 25 Mbps of internal throughput. This is about four times the VPN encryption speed of existing network security applications. Since the 802.11b bandwidth specification is 11 Mbps, the IBASE FWA7000"s high performance level makes it ideal for use in 802.11b wireless local area network environments.

Designed for enterprise users, the IBASE FWA7000 maximizes efficiency by using Transmeta"s LongRun power management technology to adjust voltage and clock frequency on demand, reducing overall power consumption.
"Transmeta"s processor technology provides the best combination of performance, energy efficiency and price for this market segment," said C.S. Lin, president of IBASE. "We find that Transmeta"s platform consistently runs cooler than competitive offerings, resulting in high reliability and a long product life span."

"This innovative product design from IBASE shows the benefits of Transmeta"s processor technology for embedded applications requiring high performance and energy efficiency," said Arthur L. Swift, senior vice president of marketing, Transmeta Corporation. "We view Transmeta"s ability to increase performance, while applying economical power management at competitive prices, as an important benefit to our customers."

IBASE FWA7000 Firewall/VPN Platform Features:
800 MHz/533 MHz Transmeta Crusoe TM5800 processor
Aluminum compact mini-chassis
Four on-board Ethernet ports
Supports Disk On Module (DOM) via integrated IDE port
Low-power, fan-less solution
Programmable LED status
High performance Firewall/VPN platform
Worldwide availability

Based in Taipei, Taiwan, IBASE Technology was founded in 2000 by a group of experienced engineers from the IPC arena, and talented marketing and management staff sharing the same ideals and goals. The team has gained the respect and support of reputable and established companies that have forged strategic partnerships with IBASE. IBASE"s research and development team is composed hardware and software engineers, 20% of whom have more than 14 years of experience and 80% of whom have more than eight years of experience in their respective fields. Current product offerings from IBASE include several Transmeta-based single board computers (SBCs), CompactPCI processor boards, ETX processor module, embedded little boards, industrial motherboards and many ODM custom designs. For more information, visit http://www.ibase.com.tw/.

About Transmeta Corporation
Transmeta Corporation develops and sells software-based microprocessors and develops additional hardware, software and system technologies that enable manufacturers to build highly efficient computing systems characterized by low power consumption, reduced heat dissipation and the high performance required to run standard x86 compatible programs. We originally developed our family of Crusoe microprocessors for lightweight notebook computers and other mobile computing devices, but we have developed and are continuing to develop microprocessors suitable for a variety of existing and emerging end markets in which x86 program compatibility and energy and thermal efficiency are desirable. To learn more about Transmeta, visit www.transmeta.com.

Transmeta, Crusoe and LongRun are trademarks of Transmeta Corporation. All other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.


Transmeta Corporation
Phillip Bergman, 408/919-6818
Investor Relations
Deborah A. Stapleton, 650/470-0200

Source: Transmeta
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