Update: Aplus Flash Technology is no more in business
San Jose , CA -- June 8, 2006
- Aplus Flash Technology, a privately-held, fabless provider of nonvolatile memory (NVM) products and customized NVM IP, today announced that its 0.35um EEPROM IP macro has been utilized in HiSilicon Technologies' 8-bit processor. The 8-bit processor is suitable for a variety of smart card applications such as SIM cards or loyalty card programs. Aplus Flash Technology supplies the IC's 32Kbyte EEPROM IP block for data storage. This EEPROM memory block is easily updated and managed through the onboard CPU. HiSilicon Technologies is the fabless ASIC design house spin-off of Huawei Technologies, a leading global networking and communications equipment company. The licensing agreement allows HiSilicon to embed Aplus' high-quality, silicon-proven 0.35um EEPROM IP into its microcontrollers for manufacture at Shanghai Manufacturing International Inc. (SMIC) in Shanghai.
Henry Ma, Aplus' Shanghai General Manager and VP of IP Sales and Marketing, said, "We are very pleased to be working with a leading communications company such as HiSilicon to expand Aplus' customer base worldwide. The customer base for Aplus' EEPROM IP has continued to grow, particularly in smart and SIM card applications. We look forward to supporting HiSilicon's product expansion in these markets."About Aplus Flash Technology:
Aplus Flash Technology is a fabless IC company offering non-volatile memory IP and memory products. Its line of NVM IP includes ROM, OTP, NTP, EEPROM, FLASH+EEPROM and FLASH, and can be embedded into a variety of communications, computing and consumer applications. Aplus offers both standard IP blocks as well as customized ASIC designs. In addition to its IP Aplus also develops standard memory products. Its IP blocks can be found in applications from smart cards to talking toys to microcontrollers and other IC drivers. Aplus' embedded licensees including leading global semiconductor companies and its foundry connections span worldwide in countries including Taiwan, Korea and China. For more information, please visit: www.aplusflash.com