Kilopass NVM IP Achieves JEDEC Qualification on High-Demand SMIC 65/55/40nm Processes

Kilopass NVM IP Achieves JEDEC Qualification on High-Demand SMIC 65/55/40nm 
Kilopass Secure NVM IP Qualified for 10-Year Life in Mobile Phone and
Consumer Electronics SoCs on SMIC 65/55/40nm Low-Leakage CMOS Logic
SANTA CLARA, CA and SHANGHAI, CHINA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 -- 
Kilopass Technology, Inc. (, the leading provider of
semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property
(IP), and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation
(NYSE: SMI) (SEHK: 981), a leading IC foundry, today announced that
Kilopass IP has successfully completed the JEDEC 3-lot qualification
for the SMIC 65nm, 55nm and 40nm low-leakage (LL) CMOS process
technologies. Kilopass provides designers tamper-resistant, highly
reliable NVM IP based on SMIC's processes. JEDEC qualification
assures designers that Kilopass IP used to store mixed-signal trim
data, boot code, and security keys for application processors, MCUs
and RF transceivers will guarantee operation and data retention for
over 10 years. 
"The SMIC 65-, 55-, and 40nm LL logic processes are very popular with
our mobile phone and consumer electronics customers," said Tian-Shen
Tang, Vice President of Design Services at SMIC. "Kilopass NVM IP on
our low-leakage processes provides designers of consumer home
electronics and mobile phone SoCs another NVM IP choice for their
high-volume designs. The low-leakage processes combine improved
performance and reduced power consumption with increased design
possibilities and cost efficiencies." 
The JEDEC qualification procedure on the SMIC low-leakage CMOS
processes subjected Kilopass IP to standard high temperature
operating life (HTOL) and high temperature storage life (HTSL) tests.
These tests assure SoC designers that Kilopass IP is reliable for
over 10 years of operation. The HTOL qualification tests perform a
continuous read operation while the memory is subjected to an
elevated supply voltage and subjected to a temperature of 125 degrees
Celsius. The HTSL test, another JEDEC standard test for predicting
device reliability, bakes the Kilopass IP at 150 degrees Celsius
unbiased for 1000 hours. During the bake, the NVM memory contents are
read at 0, 168, 500, and 1000 hours to confirm data retention. 
"We are pleased with our ongoing partnership with SMIC to enable our
customers' OTP solutions to achieve product differentiation and
faster time-to-market," said Linh Hong, Vice President of Sales and
Marketing at Kilopass. "Low-power 65nm, 55nm and 40nm are critical
nodes for mixed-signal technology. We are seeing increasing demand
for OTP at these nodes in multiple fields, from wireless connectivity
to video decoding products." 
 Kilopass OTP NVM memory
IP has completed JEDEC 3-lot qualification and is available for the
following SMIC processes: 40nm, 55nm, 65nm, 130nm, and 180nm. For
more details, please contact  
About Kilopass
 Kilopass Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of
embedded NVM intellectual property, leverages standard logic CMOS
processes to deliver one-time programmable (OTP) and many-time
programmable (MTP) memory. With 58 patents granted or pending and
more than 800,000 wafers shipped from a dozen foundries and
Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDMs), Kilopass has more than 150
customers in applications ranging from storage of firmware and
security codes to calibration data and other application-critical
information. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For
more information, visit or email
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About SMIC
 Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation
(NYSE: SMI) (SEHK: 981) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries
in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in mainland
China, providing integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology
services at 0.35-micron to 40-nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai,
China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm
mega-fab in Shanghai, a 300mm mega-fab in Beijing, a 200mm fab in
Tianjin, and a 200mm fab project under development in Shenzhen. SMIC
also has customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe,
Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. In
addition, SMIC manages and operates a 300mm wafer fab in Wuhan owned
by Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation. 
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