SOURCE: Chip Estimate

May 01, 2007 13:58 ET

Kilopass Joins Chip Estimate's Prime IP Partner Program

Kilopass Memory IP Can Now Be Searched and Explored at ChipEstimate.com

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- Kilopass™ Technology Inc. and Chip Estimate Corporation announced today that Kilopass has joined the Chip Estimate Prime Intellectual Property (IP) Partner program. As a Prime IP Partner, Kilopass is enabling centralized access to information about the company's embedded Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP at ChipEstimate.com™. ChipEstimate.com was launched in 2005 to provide comprehensive chip planning capabilities to the electronics and semiconductor communities. In addition to the comprehensive IP catalog, designers can use the InCyte software available through the website to plan their next chips. Kilopass' XPM™ memory IP addresses consumer, military, enterprise, mobile and security applications.

Kilopass' embedded NVM IP supports a broad range of memory sizes for most SOC applications including chip ID, encryption keys, access and authentication codes, Digital Rights Management (DRM), High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) keys, analog trim and calibration, memory and pixel repair, firmware and/or hardware configuration.

"The combination of centralized access to our XPM memory IP and Chip Estimate's chip planning tools for IP exploration helps our customers find the best configurations for their applications," said Craig Rawlings, Director of Marketing at Kilopass.

"This newly added IP from Kilopass enhances the options SoC design teams can consider when seeking Non-Volatile Memory IP for their applications," commented Sean O'Kane, Director of Partner Alliances for Chip Estimate. "XPM memory IP extends our IP portfolio and better serves designers looking for innovative embedded memory technology."

Kilopass IP can now be searched for and used in chip plans for free at http://www.chipestimate.com.

More about Kilopass XPM

Kilopass' silicon-proven, low-cost and highly secure XPM memory technology offers the benefits of post-manufacturing programming of Non-Volatile Memory implemented in standard-logic CMOS processes, including 180 nm, 130 nm and 90 nm.

About Chip Estimate Corporation

Chip Estimate Corporation is an EDA company that delivers streamlined access to integrated chip project planning solutions. The company develops and markets the InCyte chip estimation systems, into which it integrates IP and manufacturing process models for the most accurate chip estimation possible. Chip Estimate partners with leading IP vendors and semiconductor manufacturers who share our mission of early and accurate chip planning for our mutual customers' ultimate design success. Since the 2005 launch of ChipEstimate.com, over 10,000 users have performed over 40,000 chip estimations with InCyte.

About Kilopass Technology Inc.

Kilopass Technology Inc. was founded with the mission of becoming the industry leader in embedded Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) technology. The Company's field-programmable memory technology is manufactured using standard commercial CMOS processes and is used for many applications, including storage of firmware and security codes, and trimming analog circuitry on mixed-signal chips. Kilopass is headquartered at 3333 Octavius Dr. Suite 101, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA. For more information, please visit http://www.kilopass.com, call 408-980-8808 or email klptinfo@kilopass.com.

InCyte and ChipEstimate.com are registered trademarks of Chip Estimate Corporation.

XPM and Kilopass are trademarks of Kilopass Technology Inc.

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