Monday, December 03, 2007
Sidense OTP Integrated in XMOS Programmable Semiconductor
Allows Flexible, Cost-Effective, High-Performance Products for Consumer Electronics Applications
Ottawa, Canada and Bristol, UK - Dec 3rd, 2007 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP cores, today announced that its one-time programmable (OTP) technology has been designed into XMOS’ Software Defined Silicon (SDS) programmable semiconductor product that will be manufactured using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (TSMC) 90nm process. Sidense’s OTP memory allows XMOS to cost-effectively provide their customers with a field-programmable, flexible product that supports product differentiation in applications such as home networking and display control.
The consumer electronics market is a rapidly changing space that requires flexible, cost-effective solutions. “XMOS has developed software defined silicon technology that gives customers high levels of configurability and programmability at low cost. Sidense’s OTP technology helped us achieve the aggressive performance and cost profiles we were aiming for,” said Mark Lippett, XMOS’ VP of Engineering.
“By providing the industry’s fastest read access times and smallest footprints, we were able to provide XMOS with the ideal and most reliable OTP solution for the competitive consumer electronics space,” said Steven Cliadakis, VP of Worldwide Sales at Sidense.
XMOS Semiconductor was founded in July 2005 by a team including David May, Professor of Computer Science at Bristol University and James Foster, the former CEO of Oxford Semiconductor. Headquartered in Bristol, UK, XMOS is privately held and backed by venture capital firms Foundation Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, and DFJ Esprit. For more information, visit www.xmos.com.
Sidense OTP memory is available at 180nm, 130nm, 90nm and 65nm and scalable to 45nm and below. The IP is available at UMC, TSMC, SMIC, Tower and Chartered. Ideal applications include 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.