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SANTA CLARA, California - May 17, 2006
-Kilopass Technology, a leading provider of semiconductor non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP) for standard CMOS logic process, today announced that Zoran Corporation, a leading provider of digital solutions for applications in the digital entertainment and digital imaging markets, uses the Kilopass' XPM memory technology. Zoran has been licensing the XPM memory Intellectual Property (IP) since 2004.
"Kilopass' XPM memory technology makes it possible for us to reduce the number of parts in our designs," said Gerard Yeh, vice president of DTV VLSI Engineering at Zoran. "Our current products for the high-definition television market use a TSMC 0.18um process with 8Kbits of XPM memory."
"Security applications for consumer products is an important area where XPM can make a big difference in efficient and cost-effective chip design," said Kilopass' Charles Ng, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. "For home entertainment products, such as Zoran's high definition TV designs, XPM offers low-cost, programmable, and safe storage of security keys for digital content protection applications."About XPM
Kilopass' silicon-proven, low-cost and highly secure XPM memory technology, offers the benefits of post-manufacturing programming of non-volatile memory implemented in standard-logic CMOS processes, including 0.18um, 0.13um and 90nm. Applications for embedded XPM memories include analog trimming and calibration, chip IDs, security keys, DRM (Digital Rights Management), HDMI, memory repair, CMOS image sensors, digital logic configuration, and secure firmware storage. About HDMI
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) permits uncompressed video transfer between a digital video source and an HDMI-enabled video receiver, normally a consumer electronics device such as a digital television. HDMI transfers both video and audio signals. Encryption is done by an HDMI transmitter found in the video source, such as a DVD player or set-top box, while decryption is done by the HDMI receiver. HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards with extra bandwidth available for future enhancements and requirements.
When used with the HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) authentication protocol, an HDMI-enabled receiver must securely store secret device keys, and this requires a highly secure field programming capability. Kilopass' XPM memory technology provides this security.About Kilopass Technology
Kilopass Technology, Inc. was founded with the mission of becoming the industry leader in embedded NVM technology. The Company's super-permanent memory technology is manufactured using standard commercial CMOS processes, and is used for storage of firmware and security codes. Kilopass has been included in all four iterations of the Silicon 60, EE Times' list of 60 emerging startups, and was recently listed as one of the startups shaping tomorrow's technology by EE Times.
Kilopass is headquartered at 3333 Octavius Dr. Suite 101, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA.
For more information, please visit http://www.kilopass.com
, call (408) 980-8808