Update: Aplus Flash Technology is no more in business
A complete solutions provider, Aplus is offering its customers a 0.18um logic cell library solution from GlobalCAD, Inc. along with its 0.18um NTP(Numerous Time Programmable) IP
San Jose, CA (December 9, 2004) - Aplus Flash Technology, a leader in nonvolatile memory, today announced the company has signed an agreement with GlobalCAD, a world-class provider of complete front-end to back-end services, to provide a standard logic cell library to its customers for Aplus' new line of 0.18um NTP(Numerous-Time-Programmable) IP.
This agreement further establishes Aplus Flash Technology as a complete embedded IP solutions provider in the nonvolatile memory space. Customers wishing to use Aplus' 0.18um NTP IP will now also have a standard 5V cell library for their own logic parts, shortening new product design cycles and easing technology and product transfers. Under the terms of the agreement, GlobalCAD will create and transfer a 0.18um standard logic cell library to Aplus to license to its embedded 0.18um NTP customers.
Aplus' 0.18um NTP IP is most suitable for high-density applications and is a flexible, cost-efficient, and Vdd compatible to Aplus' current 0.5um and 0.35um OTP IP. The embedded NTP IP will be based on SMIC's 0.18um 2P3M3W Flash process technology and Aplus' proprietary NVM design to achieve a cell size reduction of ten times from that of the 0.5um OTP cell. P/E cycles are also vastly improved from 1 to 1000 times and offers good data retention because it is based on a conventional double poly rather than a single poly process. It also does not require the costly UV erase of OTP. It is offered in a wider Vdd range than the 0.5um and 0.35um OTP, covering low-voltage operation from 1.8V* to 5V consumer operation.
"Aplus' partnership with GlobalCAD to provide a 5V cell library for SMIC's 0.18um FLASH process helps us accelerate our customers' adoption of our NTP IP for their products and proves our commitment to providing complete design service and IP. We are excited to work with GlobalCAD to provide this library at SMIC," states Dr.Henry Ma, Aplus' Vice President of IP Sales & Marketing.
*1.8V operation may require additional pump, further verification needed.
“ Note: Product Information is subject to change and update. The Company has no obligation to update the forward-looking information or product information contained in this release."
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