Kilopass Completes IP Qualification for TSMC’s 0.18-micron CMOS Process

SAN JOSE, California

Kilopass Technology, a leading provider of semiconductor non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP) for standard CMOS logic, has completed qualification of its XPM non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP) on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (TSMC) 0.18-micron CMOS logic process. The qualification involved passing a rigorous quality standard set by TSMC that includes over 1000 hours of high temperature operating life tests. “We are pleased that our XPM memory IP passed qualification on TSMC’s 0.18-micron process,” said Charles Ng, VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Kilopass Technology. “This achievement opens the door for chip developers to embed Kilopass’ low-cost, field-programmable, non-volatile memory technology into a variety of silicon products that can be targeted to the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry.” “With this qualification, Kilopass Technology's XPM memory adds a valuable new IP resource for IC designers seeking a low-cost alternative to solutions based on current embedded Flash memory technology," said Ed Wan, director of product marketing for TSMC's design services division.

About XPM

Kilopass’ silicon-proven, low-cost, highly secure XPM memory technology offers the benefits of post-manufacturing programming of non-volatile memory implemented in standard-logic CMOS processes, including 0.18um, 0.13um, and 90nm.

About Kilopass Technology

Kilopass Technology, Inc. was founded with the mission of becoming the industry leader in embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) technology. The Company's field-programmable memory technology is manufactured using standard commercial CMOS processes and is used for many applications, including storage of firmware and security codes, and trimming analog circuitry on mixed-signal chips. 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 TSMC

TSMC is the world's largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the industry's leading process technology and the foundry industry's largest portfolio of process-proven library, IP, design tools and reference flows. The company operates two advanced 300mm wafer fabs, five eight-inch fabs and one six-inch wafer fab. TSMC also has substantial capacity commitments at its wholly-owned subsidiary, WaferTech and TSMC (Shanghai), and its joint venture fab, SSMC. TSMC's corporate headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC please see