SOURCE: Sidense

December 03, 2007 09:00 ET

Sidense OTP Integrated in XMOS Programmable Semiconductor

Allows Flexible, Cost-Effective, High-Performance Products for Consumer Electronics Applications

OTTAWA and BRISTOL, UK--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP cores, today announced that its one-time programmable (OTP) technology has been designed into XMOS' Software Defined Silicon (SDS) programmable semiconductor product that will be manufactured using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 90nm process. Sidense's OTP memory allows XMOS to cost-effectively provide their customers with a field-programmable, flexible product that supports product differentiation in applications such as home networking and display control.

The consumer electronics market is a rapidly changing space that requires flexible, cost-effective solutions. "XMOS has developed software defined silicon technology that gives customers high levels of configurability and programmability at low cost. Sidense's OTP technology helped us achieve the aggressive performance and cost profiles we were aiming for," said Mark Lippett, XMOS' VP of Engineering.

"By providing the industry's fastest read access times and smallest footprints, we were able to provide XMOS with the ideal and most reliable OTP solution for the competitive consumer electronics space," said Steven Cliadakis, VP of Worldwide Sales at Sidense.

About XMOS

XMOS is delivering an event-driven, multi-threaded processor engine technology that designers access through a unified C-based software flow. The company's Software Defined Silicon (SDS) is a completely new class of programmable semiconductor. Meeting the production demands of consumer markets, XMOS devices are being integrated into some of the most cost- and time-constrained applications. Leveraging rapid design cycles made possible through the use of an efficient high-level design language, XMOS customers can delight their end markets with compelling differentiation within time and budget constraints.

XMOS Semiconductor was founded in July 2005 by a team including David May, Professor of Computer Science at Bristol University and James Foster, the former CEO of Oxford Semiconductor. Headquartered in Bristol, UK, XMOS is privately held and backed by venture capital firms Foundation Capital, Amadeus Capital Partners, and DFJ Esprit. For more information, visit

About Sidense

Sidense provides secure, dense and reliable non-volatile one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP for use in standard-logic CMOS processes, with no additional masks or process steps required. Sidense's patented one-transistor 1T-Fuse™ architecture provides the industry's smallest footprint and lowest power Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) solution.

Sidense OTP memory is available at 180nm, 130nm, 90nm and 65nm and scalable to 45nm and below. The IP is available at UMC, TSMC, SMIC, Tower and Chartered. Ideal applications include analog trimming, code storage, encryption keys such as HDCP, RFID and Chip ID, medical, automotive, and configurable processors and logic. For more information, visit

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