Kilopass Technology, Inc.
Kilopass Technology is expanding the horizons of embedded non-volatile memory to create new cost savings and design opportunities for today’s semiconductor industry. An $8 million funding round from a major consumer electronics licensee in 2013 will enable the company to accelerate expansion of its product roadmap beyond one time programmable and few times programmable memory.
Gusto™ is the industry’s first and only 4Mb embedded non-volatile memory (NVM). It is built using standard, commercially available CMOS logic process technologies and utilizes Kilopass’ patented 2T antifuse bitcell with proven security critical for secure code storage applications. Broadening NVM storage capacity beyond just configuration and keys — with Gusto™ you can now store code, such as firmware, on-chip.
Gusto-2™ addresses the low power and small form factor requirements as well as the security needs for tomorrow’s applications from mobile wallet to low energy wireless SoC designs. These SoC designs will be energy frugal, fast, and sufficiently small to fit into space-constrained consumer devices.
Kilopass’ memory register IP is a non-volatile memory (NVM) that is a programmable register with 16 to 64 outputs. Each output represents an individual register which can be independently set or reset until the register is programmed. It can be programmed at wafer sort, in package, or in system. It is available from 180nm to 65nm at TSMC, Samsung, SMIC, Global Foundry, Dongbu, Tower, and GSMC. Capacity ranges from 16b to 64b, option to build larger capacities by cascading multiple instances.
Kilopass XPM™ embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) is built using standard, commercially available CMOS logic process technologies and is silicon proven to deliver high density, high performance, and highly reliable electrically field-programmable solutions at a low cost. Over 100 customers have integrated XPM™ embedded NVM IP in over 300 designs from 180nm to 28nm. Applications range from 8Kb for security keys to multiple instances of 1Mb for program code storage. Many of the designs up to 65nm are in high volume production starting as early as 2003.