Shanghai, P. R. C. March 13, 2005
– IPCore Technologies Corporation, China’s largest design service company, announces an alliance with Taiwan’s eMemory Technology Inc., one of Asia’s most innovative embedded memory IP suppliers, to offer a comprehensive single-poly OTP (one-time-programmable) solution, the first of its kind in the Greater China region. This solution is silicon proven on major foundries such as TSMC, Chartered, etc., with future introduction to CSMC in Wuxi, China. This offering features configurations based on the most common 16-bit and 8-bit block sizes of eMemory's non-volatile single-poly OTP memory technology in 0.5um, 0.35um, 0.25um and 0.18um.
This alliance will bring IPCore and eMemory working together to lower the business barriers and reduce the technical risks of using emb-OTP for the increasing number of data storage and retention functions required by today's converging array of communications, computing and consumer electronics. IPCore is the first design service company in China offering silicon proven and pre-qualified OTP memory blocks as a cost-effective, flexible alternative to other emb-NVM solutions such as ROM, EEPROM and Flash.
"The addition of eMemory's single-poly OTP solution will strengthen our overall emb-OTP IP portfolio, on top of our current double-poly emb-OTP solution we introduced last year," said Jasper Yang, Vice President of Marketing at IPCore. "This provides IPCore customers more cost-effective and easier-to-implement memory alternatives."
"We're pleased to leverage IPCore’s established design service infrastructure to broaden our customer reach. IPCore is already the leader in emb-OTP services in China; our silicon-proven solutions enable IPCore to quickly open doors to major foundries," said Charles Hsu, President of eMemory.
Cost-effective, Flexible Memory Solution
Unlike traditional double-ploy OTP, eMemory's OTP memory does not require any special semiconductor manufacturing processes; they provide programmability for embedded memory manufactured in standard CMOS processes. These offer all the same data storage and functionality of OTP with the additional benefits of higher operating performance, lower voltage operation/lower power consumption, smaller chip area and reduced manufacturing costs.
eMemory's OTP blocks can also be used in conjunction with the broad range of third-party mixed-signal and analog components for system-on-chip implementations. The standard OTP memory offering is compatible with target foundries’ standard cell libraries and memory compilers available from its various library partners, and is supported by industry-leading design automation tools. Silicon characterization reports are available upon request. About eMemory Technology Incorporation
eMemory Technology Incorporation is a leading programmable logic device (OTP/MTP) provider. eMemory's Neobit(OTP/MTP) provides its customer the most cost-effective and easy-to-use embedded NVM solution. In addition to Neobit, eMemory also develops stand-alone NVM products using its own IP. eMemory is located in Hsinchu Science Park in Taiwan. eMemory can be found at www.ememory.com.tw
. About IPCore Technologies Corporation
IPCore Technologies is a global IC design service company. With offices in China, United States, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, IPCore delivers the most competitive IC design service solution to clients worldwide. IPCore can give your product an extra competitive edge in lower power, higher performance or smaller die due to its core competency in optimization. Optimization is aided by broad selection of internal and external tools and supported by a team of experienced IC professionals. IPCore is the One-Stop-Silicon-Solution company with flexible business models whether you need standard ASIC design service or full turnkey solution from concept to product. For more information, please call (408) 252-5282 or visit http://www.ipcoreinc.com