LONDON Kilopass Technology Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), a provider of non-volatile memory intellectual property has announced that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has agreed to offer Kilopass' one-time programmable antifuse memory XPM in its foundry business' advanced logic processes.
Kilopass, founded in 2001, has entered into numerous deals to provide its memory IP through foundries including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd., Dongbu and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. amongst others.
Kilopass' XPM IP is based on antifuse operation and is therefore relatively compact. It is therefore suitable for a number of small-to-medium-capacity on-chip applications. XPM is implemented in standard logic CMOS without any modifications to the foundry processing steps.
"Our strategy is to build a comprehensive partner ecosystem that supports the growing need for optimized SoC solutions. This partnership with Kilopass is one such effort," said Jay Min, vice president responsible for Samsung Electronics' foundry business. "We plan to expand our customer base to a diverse scope of fabless companies as well, while we are successfully expanding the partnership with our world-leading customers, including those targeting our 32/28-nm HKMG logic process technology."
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