SOURCE: Kilopass Technology

December 05, 2006 12:00 ET

Sunplus Ships A/V Products With Kilopass One-Time Programmable Non-Volatile Memory

XPM Picked for Secure Storage, First Products Are Now in Production

SANTA CLARA, CA and HSINCHU SCIENCE PARK, TAIWAN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 5, 2006 -- Kilopass Technology, a leading provider of semiconductor non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), announced that Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd. (TAIEX: 2401, FTSE: SUPD) has selected Kilopass' XPM embedded, one-time programmable non-volatile memory technology for its high-end A/V products using a 180nm silicon process. Sunplus products with XPM technology for secure storage, fabricated at one of the world's leading foundries, are shipping now.

According to W.K. Chen, vice president of R&D, Sunplus, "The embedded one-time programmable NVM technology from Kilopass Technology is mature, proven and eliminates risk. The best part is that, with it, we minimized the chip size. Its cost and performance also beat the alternative solutions we considered."

"We are pleased to be part of a world leading IC design company's new A/V products, and welcome them to the growing list of Kilopass customers who have products in production with XPM technology," remarked Charles Ng, Kilopass' VP of worldwide sales and marketing."

About 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 180nm, 130nm and 90nm. Applications for embedded XPM memories include analog trimming and calibration, chip IDs, security keys, DRM (Digital Rights Management), HDMI, memory repair, CMOS image sensors, digital logic configuration, and secure firmware storage.

About Kilopass Technology

Kilopass Technology, Inc. was founded with the mission of becoming the industry leader in embedded NVM technology. The company's extra-permanent memory technology is manufactured using standard commercial CMOS processes, and is used for storage of firmware and security codes. Kilopass has been included in four iterations of the Silicon 60, EE Times' list of 60 emerging startups and was listed as one of the startups shaping tomorrow's technology by EE Times.

Kilopass is headquartered at 3333 Octavius Dr. Suite 101, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA. For more information, please visit, call (408) 980-8808 or email

About Sunplus Technology

Sunplus Technology Company Limited, established in 1990, is an IC design company devoted to electrical consumer applications. Sunplus offers not only IC design but also system solutions to maximize customers' profit by differentiating each design. Sunplus' reusable IP such as audio/video, microprocessor and digital signal processor technologies applied to hundreds of IC products such as DVD player/recorder, LCD driver/controller, game processor, camera controller, mobile media processor and ASICs that contributed to our quality life. With sales of NT$18,781 million for 2005, Sunplus has a compound annual growth rate of over 30% over 5 years. For more information, please visit the Sunplus website:

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