SEOUL, South Korea and CUPERTINO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (“MagnaChip”) (NYSE: MX), a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed signal semiconductor products, today announced that it has completed qualification of 0.18um Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) intellectual property developed in partnership with eMemory Technology, Inc., a leading Taiwanese non-volatile memory (NVM) IP provider. By adding eMemory’s advanced EEPROM IP to MagnaChip’s existing non-volatile memory IP portfolio, MagnaChip can provide enhanced foundry services for its global customers requiring high-performance embedded NVM IC design solutions.
MagnaChip developed its patented EEPROM cell using a Side-wall Selective Transistor Cell (SSTC) structure featuring a world-class cell size. The embedded EEPROM IP utilizes an advanced 0.18um manufacturing process and includes multiple voltage levels of 1.8V, 1.8V+3.3V, and 1.8V+5.0V. This newly released EEPROM IP is particularly well suited for enhancing the performance of touch controller ICs and consumer MCUs, computer periphery controllers, LED light controllers and other applications which require optimized features such as reduced die size and faster read speeds.
eMemory’s EEPROM IP offers the advantages of a 1.8V single power supply, competitive IP macro size, high access speed, and a shorter IP development period. Moreover, with the feature of serial direct access (SDA) for Multi-DUT testing, eMemory’s EEPROM IP can significantly reduce product testing cycle time and costs.
“eMemory has been collaborating with MagnaChip for many years, starting with One Time Programmable (OTP) IP. Based on a strong partnership with MagnaChip, the new EEPROM IP will further strengthen eMemory’s NVM solutions for a wide variety of product applications. Looking towards the future, eMemory will continue to work closely with MagnaChip to broaden eMemory’s NVM IP product portfolio that is targeted at various process technologies and emerging applications to fulfill market requirements,” said Rick Shen, President of eMemory Technology.
“We are very pleased to have qualified the 0.18um EEPROM IP in collaboration with eMemory, a well-respected provider of NVM technology,” said Namkyu Park, Executive Vice President and General Manager of MagnaChip’s Semiconductor Manufacturing Services Division. “This newly qualified EEPROM IP will enable MagnaChip to continue to provide a broad variety of high performance NVM IP solutions to meet the application-specific needs of our foundry customers.”
eMemory (TWSE: 3529) is a global leader in logic process embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) silicon IP. Since established in 2000, eMemory has been devoted to research and development of innovative technologies, offering the industry’s most comprehensive platforms of patented eNVM IP solutions include NeoBit (OTP silicon IP), NeoFuse (anti-fuse OTP silicon IP), NeoMTP (1,000+ times programmable silicon IP), NeoFlash (10,000+ times programmable silicon IP), and NeoEE (100,000+ times programmable silicon IP) to semiconductor foundries, integrated devices manufacturers (IDMs) and fabless design houses worldwide. eMemory’s eNVM silicon IPs support wide range of applications include trimming, function selection, code storage, parameter setting, encryption, and identification setting. The company has the world’s largest NVM engineering team and prides itself on providing partners a full-service solution that sees the integration of eMemory eNVM IP from initial design stages through fabrication. For more information about eMemory, please visit www.ememory.com.tw.
About MagnaChip Semiconductor
Headquartered in South Korea, MagnaChip Semiconductor is a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for high volume consumer applications. MagnaChip Semiconductor believes it has one of the broadest and deepest range of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor platforms in the industry, supported by its 30-year operating history, a large portfolio of registered and pending patents and extensive engineering and manufacturing process expertise. For more information, please visit www.magnachip.com.
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