SOURCE: Kilopass

April 22, 2008 14:07 ET

Kilopass Collaborates With Dongbu HiTek to Deliver Embedded Non-Volatile Memory Technology for 0.18um and 0.13um Process Nodes

SANTA CLARA, CA and SEOUL, KOREA--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - Kilopass Technology, a leading provider of semiconductor non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that it has signed an agreement with Dongbu HiTek to develop Kilopass' Extra Permanent Memory, or XPM™, NVM one-time programmable IP for Dongbu's 0.18um and 0.13um CMOS process nodes.

The agreement offers customers using Kilopass' XPM, one-time programmable memory technology, for storage of security keys and/or IDs, firmware, calibration data and other application critical information for more advanced system architecture options.

"Our customers need both a few bits for fuse applications and large memories for code storage. We chose Kilopass' XPM Non-Volatile Memory products because they offer strong security, excellent reliability, and already have a large, satisfied customer base," said Jae-Inh Song, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Dongbu HiTek. "XPM technology uses our proprietary standard logic CMOS process, requires no changes, and makes it easy for our customers to implement secure key storage for applications like HDCP, calibration, and firmware storage across a broad range of application requirements. More customers are demanding higher security and post-production system configuration features, and Kilopass' secure XPM products provide the best solution in the market," said Mr. Song.

"We are very pleased to see that Kilopass technology has been chosen by Dongbu based on our ability to service their customers' demanding application requirements," remarked Bernie Aronson, CEO, Kilopass. "Working closely with Dongbu, new customers and markets will now benefit from the combination of Kilopass' embedded non-volatile memory technology and Dongbu's CMOS technologies."

About Kilopass

Kilopass Technology, Inc., a fast-growing supplier of embedded NVM intellectual property, leverages standard logic CMOS processes to deliver one-time programmable (OTP) structures based on its extra-permanent memory (XPM) technology. The memory arrays are used for the storage of firmware, security codes, trim and calibration data, and other application critical information.

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About Dongbu HiTek

Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, Dongbu HiTek Co., Ltd. offers advanced products and services across three major business areas: Agriculture, Materials and Semiconductor. The Semiconductor Business provides specialized proprietary chips and modules as well as foundry services that add high value to display, mobile and various analog applications. The company's two world-class fabs currently process 200mm wafers at nodes ranging from 0.35 microns to 110 nanometers. This wafer processing is supported by comprehensive design support (IP and design libraries), prototype development/verification, and packaging/module development. The Semiconductor Business specializes in developing best-in-class CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) and Display Driver IC (DDI) chips as well as chips that incorporate either High Voltage or Flash memory functions. Dongbu HiTek's stock is publicly traded under 000990 on the Korea Stock Exchange. For more information, visit

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Contact Information

  • Press Contacts:
    Dongbu HiTek HQ:
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    Phone: +82.17.337.4698
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    Dongbu HiTek USA/ Europe:
    Elizabeth Estrella-Basilio
    Phone: +1.408.348.7538
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    Georgia Marszalek
    Phone: +1.650.345.7477
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