Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sidense OTP Memory IP Enables ParkerVision 65nm Mobile Handset Chip
Ottawa, Canada - April 21st, 2009 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, today announced that its 1T-OTP one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP is available for customer designs at the 65nm process node. Sidense is the first embedded OTP vendor to announce high density (above 1 Mbit) product availability for both standard-logic and low-power 65nm implementation.
“The low power, small footprint and high security of our 1T-OTP technology provide our customers with embedded non-volatile memory arrays that give them competitive cost and performance advantages,” said Xerxes Wania, Sidense President and CEO. “In addition, our silicon-proven, ‘foundry friendly’ OTP lets designers choose from a wide range of foundries and processes for implementing their devices.”
Sidense SiPROM NVM arrays, based on the Company’s patented 1T-Fuse™ technology, have been silicon proven in 65nm for both standard-logic and low-power processes and are available in densities up to 8 Mbits. Memory arrays are available from 180nm down to 55nm at many popular foundries.
Sidense Corp., the only logic non-volatile memory provider listed on EE Times 60 Emerging Startups list for 2009, provides secure, dense and reliable non-volatile, one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP for use in standard-logic CMOS processes, with no additional masks or process steps required. Sidense's patented one-transistor 1T-Fuse™ architecture (U.S. Patent #7402855 and others) provides the industry’s smallest footprint and lowest power Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) solution.
Sidense OTP memory is available at 180nm, 130nm, 110nm, 90nm, 65nm, and 55nm and is scalable to 40nm and below. The IP is available at UMC, TSMC, SMIC, Tower, Fujitsu Microelectronics, IBM and Chartered. Customers are using Sidense OTP for analog trimming, code storage, encryption keys such as HDCP, RFID and Chip ID, medical, automotive, and configurable processors and logic. For more information, visit www.sidense.com.