Hsinchu, Taiwan – December 4, 2016 -- Attopsemi proudly announces that Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) Corporation has completed qualifying Attopsemi’s proprietary OTP IPs in several of their process nodes under unprecedented high temperature. Attopsemi’s fuse-based OTP, I-fuse™, has small size, low voltage, low power, high reliability, and wide temperature capabilities to enable Vanguard’s wafers in industry, communication, automotive, and IoT applications.
The first I-fuse™ IP qualified at VIS was in 0.16um HV process that was announced on March 31, 2015 to pass High Temperature Storage (HTS) at 300°C for 3,000 hours. The same wafer was continued stressed with 300°C for up to 4,290 hours without any failure bits in more than 3 millions fuses. Subsequently, I-fuse™ in several nodes were qualified under industry ISO standard procedures as:
- 0.16um HV: 3 lots of HTOL at 150°C and 3 lots of HTS at 300°C for 1000 hours.
- 0.18um logic and mixed-signal: 3 lots of HTOL at 150°C and 3 lots of HTS at 250oC for 1000 hours.
- 0.15um BCD: 3 lots of HTOL at 150°C and 3 lots of HTS at 250°C for 1000 hours.
- 0.15um HV: 3 lots of HTOL at 150°C and 3 lots of HTS at 250°C for 1000 hours.
“We sincerely appreciate our collaboration with Vanguard to provide the best possible OTP solutions for the semiconductor industry,” said Shine Chung, Chairman of Attopsemi. “After many years of innovation and hard work to perfect our proprietary I-fuse™ technology, they have finally been qualified in Vanguard International's fabs and manufactured in Vanguard and other prominent silicon foundries. We proved that I-fuse™ can provide high reliability, wide temperature, smaller cell size using a fraction of program current than the ubiquitous electrical fuse. Unlike other OTP solutions, our I-fuse™ OTP follows standard logic design and test flows that can be easily integrated into SoC design flows. With our proven OTP IPs, we expect to bring substantial benefits to Vanguard and the semiconductor community.”
“We are pleased that Attopsemi's OTP IPs are very competitive when we compare with other OTP technologies in the market to meet our business objectives,” said Jeffrey Lin, Director of Design Service Engineering at Vanguard, “Attopsemi will be one of VIS's IP partners to provide OTPs for all process technologies Vanguard offers to our customers, especially in the grade 0 automotive applications that need 175°C. This new OTP solution provides customers extended temperature coverage, particularly in high endurance automotive applications.”
About Vanguard International Semiconductor
Founded in 1994, Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS) is a leading specialty IC foundry service provider. Since inception, VIS has been achieving continuous success in its technology development and production efficiency improvement. VIS has also been consistently offering its customers cost-effective solutions and high value-added services. VIS currently operates fabrication facilities that provide CMOS process technologies from 0.5um, 0.35um, 0.25um, 0.18um, to 0.11um in logic, mixed-signal, high voltage, and BCD processes.
About Attopsemi Technology
Founded in 2010, Attopsemi Technology is dedicated to developing and licensing fuse-based One-Time Programmable (OTP) IP to all CMOS process technologies from 0.7um to 7nm and beyond with various silicided polysilicon and HKMG technologies. Attopsemi provides the best possible OTP solutions for all merits in small size, high quality, high reliability, low power, high speed, wide temperature and high data security. Attopsemi's proprietary I-fuse™ OTP technologies have been proven in numerous CMOS technologies and in several silicon foundries.