Kilopass Technology, Inc., the leading provider of semiconductor embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (MIFS) announced today they signed a technology development agreement for the first of several one-time programmable (OTP) enablement projects. In this phase of the agreement, Kilopass will port its OTP NVM Intellectual property (IP) to MIFS's 40-nanometer (nm) low-power (40LP) process. Designers using the MIFS 40LP process will be able to integrate Kilopass' XPM 128kbit to optimize power efficiency and performance of their designs.
"It's a pleasure to work with forward-looking Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor," says Charlie Cheng, Kilopass' chief executive officer. "Fujitsu is long known for its unique and differentiated strategic value to its customers and partners. This partnership is the beginning of many collaborative efforts with Mie Fujitsu to help it achieve its corporate objective."
MIFS, a subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited, is a pure-play foundry based on 300-mm wafer manufacturing facilities to offer 40LP CMOS logic process as well as originally developed technologies such as 55nm, 65nm, and 90nm CMOS, focusing on ultra-low power, non-volatile memory for the Internet of Things (IoT) market and automotive electronics in Japan. With the licensing of Kilopass IP being announced today, the MIFS 40LP process will allow customers to benefit from ultra-low power used in battery powered apps, both rechargeable and non-rechargeable. Kilopass' eNVM offers fast access time, small area that is more competitive than eFlash, and save cost due to no special masks required for overlay tolerance or process control.
"Kilopass distinguishes itself with ultra-low power and high-performance embedded memory IP, important considerations for IoT applications," adds Mutsuaki Kai, vice president of Technology Development Division at MIFS. "Our customers have exceedingly stringent requirements that will be satisfied with Kilopass' offerings. We believe it will become a respected partner and look forward to the exciting new developments to come."
Kilopass is preparing a roadmap that aligns with MIFS on upcoming projects, beginning with the 40nm process for the infotainment communications business, to answer customer needs.
About Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor
Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor is a pure-play foundry company based on 300mm wafer manufacturing facilities located in Kuwana city, Mie, Japan. Headquartered in Yokohama, it was established as a subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited on December 1, 2014. UMC became its minority shareholder in March 2015. Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor provides high-quality technology and services, with wide-ranging expertise focusing on Ultra-Low-Power, Non-Volatile Memory and RF Technology.
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Kilopass Technology, Inc., is the leader in embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP). Its patented technologies of one-time programmable (OTP) NVM solutions have boundless capacity to scale to advanced CMOS process geometries. They are portable to every major foundry and integrated device manufacturer (IDM), and meet market demands for increased integration, higher densities, lower cost, low-power management, better reliability and improved security. Trusted by today's best-known brands, Kilopass' technology has been integrated by more than 170 customers, with 10-billion units shipped in over 400 industrial, automotive, consumer electronics, mobile, analog and mixed-signal, and internet of things (IoT) chip designs.