Update: Synopsys Expands DesignWare IP Portfolio with Acquisition of Sidense Corporation (Oct. 17, 2017)
Ottawa, Canada – May 17, 2010 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, has acknowledged reports that Kilopass has commenced legal proceedings against it in California by stating it believes any allegations that it is infringing Kilopass patents to be without substance or merit.
Sidense Corp. CEO Xerxes Wania pointed to Sidense’s extensive patent portfolio of over 40 patents issued and pending and its broad acceptance in the marketplace as the leading embedded OTP provider saying, “We firmly believe Sidense and our customers will not be affected by this patent dispute.”
Mr. Wania added, “Given our success in the market and our expanding customer base, we can only speculate as to the motivation behind these unproven allegations.”
About Sidense Corp.
Sidense Corp. provides secure, very 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 and no impact on product yield. The Company’s innovative one-transistor 1T-Fuse™ architecture provides the industry’s smallest footprint, most reliable and lowest power Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP solution. With over 40 patents granted or pending, Sidense OTP provides a field-programmable alternative solution to Flash, mask ROM and eFuse in many OTP and MTP applications.Sidense OTP memory, embedded in over 100 customer designs, is available from 180nm down to 40nm and is scalable to 28nm and below. The IP is offered at and has been adopted by 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.