SOURCE: Sidense


March 13, 2012 09:00 ET

Sidense Licenses 1T-OTP to Toumaz Microsystems for GLOBALFOUNDRIES 65nm Low-Power Process

OTTAWA--(Marketwire - Mar 13, 2012) - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, has announced that it has fully qualified its 1T-OTP macros for GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 65nm LPe (low-power) process and has licensed OTP macros to Toumaz Microsystems for this process.

Sidense has a range of 1T-OTP macros available for GLOBALFOUNDRIES' processes ranging from 180nm down to 28nm, supporting IO voltages down to 1.8V. Sidense's SiPROM 1T-OTP macros, which have completed full qualification for GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 130nm G and 65nm G and LPe processes, are licensed to several customers including Toumaz Microsystems, a developer of ultra-low power wireless technologies for healthcare and consumer applications, at the 65nm low-power process node.

"We chose Sidense OTP for code storage in our Telran transceiver platform due to its small footprint, low power consumption and scalability to advanced process nodes for future designs," said Alison Burdett, Toumaz's CTO. "Sidense OTP helps us to deliver devices to our customers that maximize battery life and meet their performance needs."

"Our work with GLOBALFOUNDRIES allows us to offer customers such as Toumaz Microsystems secure and reliable OTP over a wide range of GLOBALFOUNDRIES' processes," said Tom Schild, Sidense's Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Sale's. "We continue to broaden our OTP offerings and have several new products that are scheduled to be qualified at GLOBALFOUNDRIES throughout this year."

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 90 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 200-plus 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

About Toumaz
Toumaz Microsystems is pioneering low cost, ultra-low power wireless technologies for a wide range of markets including medical monitoring, wireless sensors and consumer peripherals.

Toumaz also uses its ultra-low power expertise to design devices for high-performance internet-connected consumer products for wireless audio and video delivery. Toumaz currently supplies FM/DAB radio chips and complete modules to leaders in the digital radio market, such as PURE. Toumaz is an AIM listed company (AIM: TMZ) with development centres in Oxford, UK and Taipei City, Taiwan.

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