Novocell Semiconductor's Memory IP Silicon Validated in 0.18-micron
Hermitage, PA January 3, 2007--- Novocell Semiconductor, Inc., a provider of advanced memory IP to the semiconductor industry, announced that its NovoBlox OTP Memory has been silicon validated in Jazz Semiconductor’s CA18HR 0.18-micron process.
NovoBlox test devices were subjected to a 1000 hour High Temperature Retention Bake at 150 °C and a 1000 hour High Temperature Operating Life Test (HTOL) at 150 °C with zero failures at Jazz Semiconductor. Programming yield was 100%.
“We are extremely pleased with the impressive results Novocell has obtained with their innovative OTP memory solution on our 0.18-micron technology,” said Marco Racanelli, vice president of technology and engineering at Jazz Semiconductor. “Non-volatile memory is becoming an increasingly important component of analog design and this result helps provide our customers a level of confidence in using the NovoBlox OTP to fill this need.”
NovoBlox OTP Memory, a non-volatile memory IP, can be embedded in standard Logic CMOS without additional process steps and also includes a unique, highly reliable bit cell. NovoBlox is available in two architectures, ROM and Serial.
“The availability of NovoBlox OTP Memory in Jazz Semiconductor’s premier CA18HR mixed-signal process enables new functionality including circuit trimming, chip configuration, security and memory repair at the wafer, package and circuit level,” said Novocell vice president and COO Charles Buenzli.
For further information regarding Novocell Semiconductor and NovoBlox’s silicon validation in Jazz Semiconductor, please contact Holly Mantle at 724-983-0600 x208.
About Novocell Semiconductor
Founded in 2001, Novocell Semiconductor specializes in developing and delivering advanced memory IP to the semiconductor industry. Its dedicated design team has extensive experience in IP development. Novocell recently introduced their highly reliable NovoBlox OTP Memory IP.
Novocell Semiconductor has become the foundation of a growing semiconductor industry in the Pittsburgh region. In 2005, Novocell expanded its operations and established its headquarters in LindenPointe Innovative Business Campus, a 115-acre technical park. Novocell is a member of the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA).