Update: Synopsys Expands DesignWare IP Portfolio with Acquisition of Kilopass Technology (Jan. 10, 2018)
Industry Veteran Brings over 20 Years of Non-Volatile Memory Design Experience
Santa Clara, Calif. –– March 20, 2014 –– Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced the appointment of Colin Bill as its Chief Scientist to lead specific breakthrough projects for the next generation of product rollouts.
“We are excited to welcome Colin to the team,” said Kilopass CEO, Charlie Cheng. “Our company is built around talented people who are committed to delivering high value non-volatile memory IP solutions and Colin is a great addition to Kilopass’ technical effort. His understanding of non-volatile memory, circuit design, and foundry business will be great support to Harry Luan, our VP of Research & Development.”
“Colin has 26 years of experience in the semiconductor memory industry specializing in the design and development of leading-edge NVM products,” said Kilopass CTO Harry Luan. “He has led numerous successful Flash product developments including one of the first 3V-only Flash devices, BIST for Flash products, nitride-based NAND Flash and new RRAM technology. Most recently, Colin has been involved in design enablement responsible for embedded NVM’s and 20/14nm analog IPs. Colin is author or co-author of 57 patents and recently served on the ISSCC Memory Committee. We’re extremely pleased to have him join our team.”
Kilopass Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of embedded NVM intellectual property using standard logic CMOS processes to deliver one-time programmable (OTP) and few-time programmable (FTP) memory. With 58 patents granted or pending and more than 2,000,000 wafers shipped from a dozen foundries and Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDMs), Kilopass has 150 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, Calif. For more information, visit www.kilopass.com .