I received the following note in an email newsletter:
"synchronous design startup readies ultra-low power 16-bit MCU On the eve of the IP'2008 conference this week in Grenoble, Tiempo AS, French startup specializing in the design of asynchronous ICs, has unveiled a 16-bit microcontroller core that is claimed to consume less than 40 A per MIPS."
I wonder if this core is from one of those companies that also make refrigerators and air conditioning units? ;-)
On a less humorous note, I assume that a 'micro' symbol is missing in the last sentence. The newsletter was HTML formatted, but there was only a space between '40' and 'A'. What should be used to denote microAmps? I would have used "40uA".