Agreement includes engineering collaboration for further innovation
Eindhoven, Netherlands and Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - 05/28/2002 - Philips' semiconductor division has chosen the world's only compiled, high-density "1T" embedded memory from ATMOS Corporation to develop its next generation of low-power and generic CMOS products. The agreement enables Philips to use ATMOS 1T SoC-RAM™ 0.13µm memory macrocells in application-specific semiconductor and ASIC products. In addition, the companies have agreed to collaborate on manufacturing activities, including built-in self-test (BIST) and repair; and will co-develop new solutions to challenges of deep sub-micron embedded memory, including soft error upset.
"Philips chose ATMOS 1T SoC-RAM to reap the benefits of very high density, low power in both standby and active modes and low susceptibility to soft error rates, enabling us to lead the technology curve with highly integrated, small, efficient and reliable system-on-a-chip products," said Rene Penning de Vries, deputy-CTO at Philips Semiconductors. "But perhaps most important to us is the 1T SoC-RAM compiler enabling our designers to rapidly create large high density memory instances."
"ATMOS is pleased to provide Philips with embedded memory solutions that will enable the next generation of competitive SoC products," said Paul Slaby, CEO of ATMOS Corporation. "As embedded memory comprises greater than 50% of SoC die area today, our investment in designing and developing the most innovative, high-density 1T embedded memory will allow us to provide Philips competitive advantage for it's SoC designs."
1T SoC-RAM is silicon-proven in two technology generations and multiple processes, and includes trusted-memory options such as error correcting code (ECC) and BIST.
About Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is one of the world's biggest electronics companies and Europe's largest, with sales of EUR 32.3 billion in 2001. It is a global leader in color television sets, lighting, electric shavers, medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring, and one-chip TV products. Its 186,000 employees in more than 60 countries are active in the areas of lighting, consumer electronics, domestic appliances, components, semiconductors, and medical systems. Philips is quoted on the NYSE (symbol: PHG), London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and other stock exchanges. News from Philips is located at www.semiconductors.philips.com
About ATMOS Corporation
ATMOS Corporation is a semiconductor memory company focused on high-density 1T embedded memory products for system-on-a-chip (SoC) applications. ATMOS products are ideal embedded memories for networking, wireless, graphics and imaging applications that require very large on-chip memory.
ATMOS develops 1T SoC-RAM™ embedded memory cores that:
- Are based on very dense 1T-1C technology
- 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
- Are compiled, with design files available in just days
Fully compiled 1T SoC-RAM macrocells are available in 0.18µm and 0.13µm, and 90nm front-end views will be available summer 2002.
ATMOS is headquartered in Kanata, Ontario, Canada, with a United States sales office in Cupertino, California.
For more information visit www.atmoscorp.com or call toll-free +1.866.EMB.DRAM.