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Low-cost, secure, embedded non-volatile memory for mixed signal designs
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and SEOUL, Korea -- Jan. 8, 2008 -- Kilopass Technology, a leading provider of semiconductor non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that it has signed an agreement to collaborate with MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd., a leading Asia-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for high volume consumer applications, in developing Kilopass' Extra Permanent Memory, or XPM(TM), NVM one-time programmable IP. Kilopass has completed the development of XPM on MagnaChip's 0.18um process node and expects to complete the silicon qualification in 2008.
"Kilopass' XPM NVM one-time programmable technology is mature and proven. XPM will expand our IP portfolio and allow us to increase our offering of reliable, embedded NVM solutions to our mixed signal semiconductor customers," said Channy Lee, Executive Vice President and General Manager of MagnaChip's Semiconductor Manufacturing Service Division.
"We are pleased to develop and qualify our XPM technology with MagnaChip. We look forward to further expanding our business via this strategic alliance going forward," remarked Charles Ng, Kilopass' VP of worldwide sales and marketing.
About Kilopass XPM Embedded Non-Volatile Memory
Kilopass' silicon-proven, low cost and highly secure XPM memory technology offers the benefits of field programmability of Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) implemented in standard-logic CMOS processes, including 180 nm, 130 nm and 90 nm and 65 nm. Targeted SOC applications include: Digital Rights Management (DRM), High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), encryption keys, electronic security, mixed-signal trim and calibration, memory and pixel repair, encryption keys, firmware parameters, hardware configuration and (secure) boot code storage.
Kilopass Technology Inc. was founded with the mission of becoming the industry leader in embedded Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) technology. The company's XPM or Extra-Permanent Memory technology is manufactured using standard commercial CMOS processes and is used for storage of firmware and security codes.
Kilopass is headquartered at 3333 Octavius Dr. Suite 101, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA. For more information, please visit http://www.kilopass.com or call (408) 980-8808
About MagnaChip Semiconductor
Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, MagnaChip Semiconductor is a leading, Asia-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for high volume consumer applications, such as mobile phones, digital televisions, flat panel displays, notebook computers, mobile multimedia devices and digital cameras. The Company has a broad range of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor technology, supported by its 28-year operating history, large portfolio of registered and pending patents and extensive engineering and manufacturing process expertise. For more information, visit http://www.magnachip.com.