SOURCE: Kilopass Technology

April 05, 2011 10:30 ET

Kilopass' TSMC 28HP HKMG Silicon Results Show Scalability of 2T Antifuse Technology

28HP HKMG OTP Will Continue to Be Implemented in Standard CMOS

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that its first test chip silicon on TSMC 28HP High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) has demonstrated that Kilopass' 2T antifuse technology is scalable to HKMG. Silicon data shows that existing 2T bit cell performs well on 28HP HKMG and can scale to 20nm and beyond. This milestone demonstrates how Kilopass' patented antifuse NVM technology can migrate to bleeding edge logic CMOS processes.

"We are extremely pleased with the 2T antifuse silicon results on TSMC 28HP HKMG process," said Harry Luan, CTO at Kilopass. "The testchip silicon contained a variety of 2T bit cell for fundamental device study and cell modeling. Silicon results show that Kilopass' 2T technology in HKMG has excellent programming distribution and no program disturb behavior is observed. In addition, the gate leakage is significantly reduced from previous process generations which will contribute to a better read margin and high incoming yield."

Kilopass embedded NVM is implemented in standard CMOS without any additional backend process steps. It is designed for manufacturability for mass production; it follows foundry DFM design rules, utilizes standard devices supplied by the foundry, and requires no additional overlay tolerance or process control. Over 2 billion integrated circuits with Kilopass 2T antifuse technology from 0.18um to 40nm have shipped in consumer, automotive, mobile, and analog mixed signal products. At 28HP, silicon results show Kilopass embedded NVM technology will continue to be implemented in standard CMOS, and scale in area and power with the HKMG process.

Product Availability
Kilopass XPM™ and Gusto™ memory IP for TSMC 28HP and 28HPM HKMG process will be available for licensing in second half of 2011. Kilopass has begun providing advanced information to customers with designs targeting the 28nm HKMG process family. For more information, contact

About Kilopass
Kilopass Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of embedded NVM intellectual property, leverages standard logic CMOS processes to deliver one-time programmable (OTP) memory. With 58 patents granted or pending and more than 800,000 wafers shipped from a dozen foundries and Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDM), Kilopass has more than 100 customers in applications ranging from storage of firmware and security codes to calibration data and other application-critical information. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit or email

XPM™, Gusto™ and XPM Xtend™ are trademarks of Kilopass Technology Inc. All other tradenames and trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Nanette Collins
    Public Relations for Kilopass Technology
    (617) 437-1822
    Email Contact

    Jonah McLeod
    Kilopass Technology
    (408) 980-8808
    Email Contact