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XPM™ is implemented in standard baseline process but supports add-on processing steps including RF, SiGe, CIS, and high voltage for today’s analog and mixed-signal products
Santa Clara, CA -- December 14, 2009 -- Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), announced that Analog Devices is using Kilopass’ XPM™ one-time programmable (OTP) NVM in a range of analog and mixed-signal products. Analog Devices, a global leader in high performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, is a licensee of Kilopass’ XPM™.
Kilopass embedded NVM is implemented in standard CMOS without any additional backend process steps. It is designed for manufacturability for mass production; it follows foundry DFM design rules, utilizes standard devices supplied by the foundry, and requires no additional overlay tolerance or process control. Yield matches the foundry process. Quality and reliability is guaranteed from rigorous characterization and qualification of XPM™.
“Non-volatile memory is a very useful capability in several of our consumer and high performance mixed signal devices,” said Kevin Kattmann, product line director, High-Speed Converters, Analog Devices. “Kilopass’ XPM™ has delivered an area-effective, high-yield solution."
For analog and mixed signal designs, there are often add-on processing steps required to achieve higher gain or linearity. Kilopass’ XPM™ is implemented in standard logic CMOS which is compatible with RF, CIS, SiGe, or high voltage processes such as BCD. An XPM™ OTP macro can be used in a broad range of product lines using either pure logic CMOS or logic CMOS with additional backend processing steps to support RF, CIS, SiGe, or high voltage.
“We are pleased that Analog Devices has been a long-term customer of Kilopass” said Kilopass CEO, Charlie Cheng. “We are committed to adding high value to our customers’ solutions. With the versatility of XPM™ in derivative processes, customers can provide higher performance and highly differentiated products to market faster.”
Kilopass Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of embedded NVM intellectual property, leverages standard logic CMOS processes to deliver one-time programmable (OTP) memory. With 54 patents granted or pending and over 500,000 wafers shipped from a dozen foundries and Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDM), Kilopass has over 70 customers in applications ranging from storage of firmware and security codes to calibration data and other application-critical information. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. For more information, please visit www.kilopass.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.