Transmeta’s long-awaited TM8000 processor will support Low Pin Count (LPC) Flash from Sharp and STMicro, the company said today. “Essentially, the TM8000 will be able to control and access LPC Flash chips without the need for ancillary chips. That, Transmeta says, will lead to improved energy efficiency in TM8000-based systems. It also leads to superior security, the chip maker claimed, since the Flash memory will be connected directly to the CPU.”
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