BACK TO PCSTATS Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews
The PCstats Forums

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters

Contact the Suite 66 Advertising Agency
Beginners Guides: Hard Drive Data Recovery

LPC Flash Technologies
Date: Wednesday January 14, 2004
Category: CPU / Processors
Manufacturer Link: Transmeta
The TM8000 processor incorporates Low Pin Count (LPC) Flash technologies from Sharp Microelectronics and STMicroelectronics.

Transmeta's Next Generation TM8000 Processor to Implement LPC Flash Technologies from Sharp Microelectronics and STMicroelectronics

Transmeta Corporation (Nasdaq:TMTA), the leader in efficient computing, today announced that its next generation TM8000 processor incorporates Low Pin Count (LPC) Flash technologies from Sharp Microelectronics and STMicroelectronics. These technologies bolster Transmeta's goal of efficient computing by offering design flexibility, industry standard support and enhanced security.
LPC Flash allows for fewer signals and support components while enhancing design simplicity. Sharp, STMicroelectronics and Transmeta are combining the benefits of proven reliability with energy efficiency and competitive cost in new, 16-megabit density LPC technology products.

"Thanks to the collaboration with Transmeta's TM8000 design team, we have fine tuned the LPC Flash specification," said Giuseppe Crisenza, vice president of the memory products group at STMicroelectronics. "The addition of the M50LPW116 makes ST the provider of a complete portfolio of Flash for computer applications ranging from high end servers and notebooks to low cost personal computers. We are committed to lead this market and to support highly innovative processor designers such as Transmeta."

"Sharp is committed to supporting the needs of our chip customers by developing LPC Flash that are fast enough to support the design requirements of end applications," said Mark Hampson, senior manager of IC marketing, Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas. "Our space efficient, 32 pin TSOP meets the space requirements of the mobile computing marketplace."

Part of an expanded family offering, the Sharp LHF00L01 and the STMicroelectronics M50LPW116 support Transmeta's next generation, energy efficient TM8000 processor and are the first 16-megabit devices in the market compliant with the new LPC standard. This technology is faster than existing serial Flash interfaces and provides security enhancements as it is connected and directly controlled by the TM8000 processor.

"The next generation TM8000 advances Transmeta's vision for efficient and reliable computing," said Dr. Matthew R. Perry, president and CEO, Transmeta Corporation. "We are able to offer customers high quality, differentiated system solutions as a result of close relationships with leading companies such as Sharp and STMicroelectronics."

Transmeta's energy efficient TM8000 processor is on schedule for production in the third quarter of this year. The TM8000 processor, targeting mobile and high end embedded markets, is an enhanced design of the company's Crusoe processor architecture for improved performance and energy efficiency.

Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas, Camas, Wash., is a U.S.-based company and a division of SHARP Electronics Corporation, which is a subsidiary of SHARP Corporation, Osaka, Japan. SHARP is a worldwide developer of core digital technologies that are playing an integral role in shaping the next generation of electronic products for consumer and business needs. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas offers breakthrough memory, LCD, opto, CCD, RF/IR, microcomputer and system-on-chip components, along with packaging and integration skills that help design engineers throughout North and South America bring their ambitious ideas to market. Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas is dedicated to improving people's lives through the use of advanced technology and a commitment to innovation, quality, value and design. For more information, visit

STMicroelectronics is a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. An unrivalled combination of silicon and system expertise, manufacturing strength, Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategic partners positions the Company at the forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology and its products play a key role in enabling today's convergence markets. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, on Euronext Paris and on the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2002, the Company's net revenues were $6.32 billion and net earnings were $429.4 million. Further information on ST can be found at

More Press Releases-->

   01 / 20 / 2020 | 1:45AM
Hardware Sections 

PCSTATS Network Features Information About Us Contact
PCSTATS Newsletter
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCstats Wallpaper
About Us
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2020 All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.