Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that its XPM™ embedded one-time programmable (OTP) NVM technology is the first to complete TSMC IP-9000 Level 4 qualification and skew characterization in both the TSMC™ 40nm and 45nm low-power (LP) process technologies. In addition, early adopter customers of Kilopass 40/45nm OTP have successfully taped out. Kilopass’ logic-based XPM OTP technology requires no added cost for integration with standard logic processes, and is the leading NVM IP available for the industry’s most advanced process nodes.
“We are pleased to collaborate with Kilopass to support our customers’ IP needs in 40/45nm,” said Dan Kochpatcharin, Deputy Director of IP Portfolio Marketing at TSMC. “Kilopass delivers timely support to our wireless mobile and set-top box customers who are migrating to 40nm technology for high performance, lower power and higher integration.”
“We work closely with TSMC, the largest pure play semiconductor foundry, to make sure our technology is available to our leading-edge design customers,” said Kilopass’ VP of Engineering Lee Cleveland. “The release of our NVM IP in advanced, low-power process nodes further enhances our ability to meet the stringent performance and power requirements of mobile and consumer applications. We are very excited to be the first IP provider to offer logic OTP memory at TSMC’s 45nm/40nm process node.”
The logic-based XPM™ OTP technology scales with process technology. Compared to other NVM technologies, Kilopass’ OTP die area and programming time shrink significantly with smaller geometries. The XPM™ family’s configuration options include density, read voltage, program/read bus width, and charge pump to suit different design requirements.