DRAM Pioneer Dick Foss Joins ATMOS Corporation to Chair Technical Advisory Counsil
Kanata, Ontario, Canada - 11/26/2001 - Semiconductor veteran, MOSAID Technologies founder and dynamic random access memory (DRAM) pioneer Dr. R.C. (Dick) Foss is joining ATMOS Corporation as Chair of the Technical Advisory Council. In this role, Foss will steer the company?s innovation of new approaches to embedded memory intellectual property (IP), and help conclude the development of an ATMOS SoC-RAM? architecture that will surpass today?s options in low-power embedded memory.
Foss has led the pioneering of circuit design since the late 1960s. After completing his Ph.D. in Electronics, he held various positions in design, engineering and new product design with Microsystems International Limited (MIL), Plessey Co. and the EMI Group. In 1975 he co-founded MOSAID Technologies, Inc., and has served as Chairman of the Board since 1984. There, Foss led the design and development of nine generations of DRAM products, many of which reached volume production around the globe.
He holds key patents developed for CMOS DRAM which, starting at the 1Mbit generation, are now universally used in modern sub-micron designs. Those designs have generated substantial revenues through patent licensing, and ATMOS and its customers are licensed under these patents. ?The addition of Dick?s experience and technical guidance to our strategic planning efforts helps ATMOS ensure that we remain on track to dominate the high-density embedded memory IP market,? said Paul Slaby, ATMOS President and CEO.
?As Chair of ATMOS? Technical Advisory Council, I am pleased to contribute to a company that is leading the innovation of embedded memory - a technology that is vital to system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs,? added Dick Foss. ?I believe that I can help ATMOS innovate and bring to market the foremost embedded memory IP products to meet the needs of very deep sub-micron SoC development.?
ATMOS Corporation is a semiconductor memory company focused on high-density embedded memory products for system-on-a-chip (SoC) applications in low power, wireless, portable, networking, graphics and imaging markets.
ATMOS develops SoC-RAM? embedded memory cores that:
- Consume up to ten times less power than traditional SRAM
- Require up to ten times less die area than traditional SRAM
- Exhibit very low susceptibility to soft errors
- Is compiled via the web, with design files available in minutes
For more information visit www.atmoscorp.com or call toll-free +1.866.EMB.DRAM.
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