SOURCE: Sidense


September 11, 2012 09:00 ET

Sidense Licenses 1T-OTP to Exar

Exar Using Sidense's SiPROM NVM Macro in Connectivity Product Line

OTTAWA--(Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, has announced that Exar has licensed its 1T-OTP memory IP. Exar, a provider of high-performance analog mixed-signal integrated circuits and advanced sub-system solutions, is using Sidense's SiPROM OTP in their Connectivity product line. The 1T-OTP SiPROM helps enable in-system, field programmability of user settings and storage of configuration information in a very small footprint.

"Sidense's 1T-OTP SiPROM macro enables us to provide a very flexible and compact solution that can store IDs, mode and configuration information," said Carlos Laber, Exar's Sr. Vice President of Worldwide R&D. "We chose SiPROM because it provides many advantages, such as field-programmability in a small footprint."

"We are very pleased to have our 1T-OTP macros designed into more leading-edge products from a highly respected company such as Exar," said Tom Schild, Sidense's Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Sales. "This latest use for our 1T-OTP memory further demonstrates the pervasiveness of Sidense OTP in a broad range of high-volume applications, spanning many mature and leading-edge process nodes and variants."

About Sidense Corp.
Sidense Corp. provides secure, very 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. The Company's innovative one-transistor 1T-Fuse™ architecture provides the industry's smallest footprint, most reliable and lowest power Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP solution. With over 100 patents granted or pending, Sidense OTP provides a field-programmable alternative solution to Flash, mask ROM and eFuse in many OTP and MTP applications.

Sidense SiPROM, SLP and ULP memory products, embedded in more than 230 customer designs, are available from 180nm down to 28nm and are scalable to 20nm and below. The IP is offered at and has been adopted by all top-tier semiconductor foundries and selected IDMs. Customers are using Sidense OTP for analog trimming, code storage, encryption keys such as HDCP, WHDI, RFID and Chip ID, medical, automotive, and configurable processors and logic. For more information, please visit

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