Virage Logic Corporation
(NASDAQ:VIRL), the semiconductor industry's trusted IP partner, today announced
it offers the broadest portfolio of embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) at TSMC,
with fully qualified IP solutions ranging from 250nm down to 65nm. With a comprehensive
selection of multi-time programmable (MTP) and few-time programmable (FTP) NVM
IP, the AEON® product family addresses the needs of wireless, automotive,
analog, power management and security applications. AEON was developed using
proven floating-gate technology on a standard CMOS process that requires no
additional masks or processing steps. AEON supports densities from 8 to 16k
bits and is multiple-time programmable up to 100k cycles.
“We are pleased to maintain a long-standing partnership with Virage Logic
because the company’s IP solutions support NVM products in a wide range
of TSMC CMOS processes down to 65nm,” said Dan Kochpatcharin, deputy director
of IP Portfolio Marketing at TSMC. “Our customers benefit by reducing
power, area and costs while increasing data security over external EEPROM solutions
when utilizing Virage Logic’s NVM product offering available for TSMC’s
Virage Logic’s AEON MTP memory has been shipped in more than one billion
integrated circuits (ICs) to date and has been licensed to leading customers
including Analog Devices, Linear Technology, Silicon Image, SanDisk, and Avago.
“No other company has a standard CMOS-based embedded NVM offering that
provides the number of off-the shelf-configurations or the process node coverage
as Virage Logic’s NVM portfolio,” said Dr. Yankin Tanurhan, vice
president and general manager, NVM Solutions, Virage Logic. “AEON has
more than 600 different qualified configurations and has been developed and
silicon-proven at process nodes ranging from 250nm down to 65nm, with 40nm and
below currently in development.”
With Virage Logic’s wide-ranging product offering, customers have more
options for integrating the flexibility of multiple-time programmable NVM into
their designs for wireless, analog, power management and security applications.
Designers requiring high reliability use the MTP features of Virage Logic’s
NVM to conduct thorough electrical testing and improve overall IC test coverage
and security, and encryption designers use it to make the overall system more
robust against attacks.
Providing reliability and performance benefits over external one-time programmable
(OTP) solutions, AEON also serves as an enabler for new features and functionality
in designs. Wireless ICs with embedded memory reduce power consumption of the
NVM by 50% to 80% over external electrically erasable programmable read-only
Full characterization and qualification data for Virage Logic’s NVM is
available for eligible customers upon request. For specific process availability
or to request a silicon characterization report, contact Virage Logic.
Virage Logic will be a featured partner in TSMC’s Open Innovation Platform™
booth (#822) at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) being held July 27-30,
2009, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California.