SUNNYVALE, Calif. --MoSys Inc. here today said it has licensed its one-transistor SRAM technology to Pixelworks Inc. of Emeryville, Calif., which will use the memory cell design in future generations of its ImageProcessor chip.
Pixelworks will use MoSys' 1T-SRAM for embeddembesseed memory in new display controllers, which will be fabricated with 0.18-micron process technology by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Last week, MoSys announced that its 1T-SRAM design had been ported and verified on TSMC's 0.25-micron logic process (see Oct. 11 story). According to MoSys, the 1T-SRAM memory is the industry's first single-transistor static RAM implemented completely in a standard logic process.
Pixelworks describes its ImageProcessors as system-on-chip controllers for monitors, projectors and televisions that use liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), gas plasma flat-panel displays, or Texas Instruments Inc.' Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology. "Pixelworks' success is based on our ability to design and deliver highly integrated chips that deliver exceptional performance," said Mike West, vice-president of technology at Pixelworks. "We selected MoSys' 1T-SRAM because it delivers the exceptional SRAM performance we require and at densities significantly ahead of any other embedded memory."