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Highly secure OTP memory used for WHDI key storage on AMIMON WHDI™ chips
Ottawa, Canada – October 13, 2009 – Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, today announced that AMIMON, the market leader in wireless High Definition (HD) semiconductor solutions, is employing Sidense’s 1T-Fuse™-based one-time programmable (OTP) memory macro technology in chips used for uncompressed wireless high-definition video connectivity. The chips are used in AMIMON’s second-generation WHDI™ (Wireless Home Digital Interface) transmitter and receiver products designed for wireless delivery of full uncompressed 1080p/60Hz HD video content throughout the entire home.
Wireless video connections eliminate the clutter and implementation difficulties associated with the cables normally used to connect video sources to displays and projectors. AMIMON’s WHDI technology offers the same quality as a wired connection with no signal latency problems.
“AMIMON represents a very important customer to us, since they are a leading player in the rapidly evolving wireless video marketplace,” stated Xerxes Wania, Sidense President and CEO. “The security of high-definition video transfer, with HDMI and now WHDI, is a critical consideration for companies developing products targeting these applications and Sidense OTP products for WHDI key storage represent an ideal way to guarantee this security.”
AMIMON products include WHDI chipsets, modules and reference designs that enable wireless transmission in the 5 GHz unlicensed band of uncompressed HD video. The wireless video is secured with the state-of-the-art HDCP revision 2.0 copy protection protocol.
“AMIMON chose Sidense OTP for its reliability and security, which represent two very important considerations in designing components for the home and business wireless video equipment market,” said Aviram Matosevich, Amimon's Vice President of R&D. “We are also extremely pleased with the level of support Sidense has given us during pre- and post-sales.”
Sidense Corp., the only logic non-volatile memory provider listed on EE Times 60 Emerging Startups list for 2009, provides secure, dense and reliable non-volatile, one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP for use in standard-logic CMOS processes, with no additional masks or process steps required. Sidense's patented one-transistor 1T-Fuse™ architecture (U.S. Patent #7,402,855 and others) provides the industry’s smallest footprint, most reliable and lowest power Logic Non-Volatile Memory IP solution and offers an alternative solution to Flash, mask ROM and eFuse in many applications.
Sidense OTP memory is available at 180nm, 130nm, 110nm, 90nm, 65nm, and 55nm and is scalable to 40nm and below. The IP is available at all top-tier semiconductor foundries and selected IDMs. Customers are using Sidense OTP for analog trimming, code storage, encryption keys such as HDCP, WHDI, RFID and Chip ID, medical, automotive, and configurable processors and logic. For more information, please visit www.sidense.com.
AMIMON is a fabless semiconductor company pioneering wireless uncompressed high-definition video for universal connectivity among CE video devices. AMIMON is a founding member of the WHDI™ (Wireless Home Digital Interface) SIG formed by leading CE companies to define a new industry standard for multi-room wireless HDTV connectivity. AMIMON is headquartered in Herzlia, Israel, with offices in Santa Clara, Calif., USA; Tokyo, Japan; Taipei, Taiwan; and Seoul, Korea. More information is available at www.amimon.com and www.whdi.org.