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XPM offers low-cost and secure, embedded non-volatile memory
Santa Clara, CA -- April 15, 2008 -- Kilopass Technology, a leading provider of semiconductor non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that Zensys, the developer of the Z-Wave wireless home control standard, has selected the Kilopass XPM one-time programmable embedded memory technology for its broadband wireless remote home control applications. Zensys is using XPM memory to store network and application data.
Zensys picked Kilopass for its wireless mesh network (a communications network made up of radio nodes) application because XPM uses a small amount of die area, is easy to implement and has low manufacturing costs. Zensys is using XPM memory to store a secure serial number that identifies each radio node in the network.
The Z-Wave mesh network and the RF System-on-Chip (SOC) technology for broadband wireless home control applications bring affordable, reliable and easy-to -deploy wireless home control to every aspect of daily life -- the home environment, consumer electronics healthcare, and energy management -- to create a truly "connected home." Z-Wave's interoperable wireless mesh networking technology allows a wide array of devices around the home to communicate, including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers, and security systems.
“Kilopass’ XPM technology allows us to contain our costs and add new features to our SoCs,” said Niels Thybo Johansen, Vice President R&D, Zensys.
“We are pleased that XPM technology was selected for an advanced product technology such as the Zensys wireless home control application,” added Charles Ng, Kilopass’ VP of worldwide sales.
Z-Wave is the first technology to bring affordable, reliable and easy-to-use wireless control to every aspect of daily life the home, consumer electronics, healthcare, and energy use, to name a few. Z-Wave is an award-winning, proven and interoperable wireless mesh networking technology that allows a wide array of devices in and around the home to communicate including lighting, appliances, HVAC, entertainment centers, and security systems. Z-Wave brings many benefits to everyday life including remote home monitoring, home healthcare, safety and security, and energy conservation. Z-Wave certified products are currently available from leading consumer brands in more than 200 products. Z-Wave is the recipient of the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in the wireless category and the CNET Best of CES Award in the enabling technologies category. For more information about Z-Wave please visit www.z-wave.com.
About Kilopass Technology
Kilopass Technology, Inc., a fast-growing supplier of embedded non-volatile memory intellectual property, leverages standard logic CMOS processes to deliver one-time programmable structures based on its extra-permanent memory (XPM) technology. The memory arrays can be used for the storage of firmware, security codes, serial numbers, calibration data and other application critical information.
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 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.