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Altis Semiconductor Introduces the Next Generation of Embedded CBRAM Technology

  Altis Semiconductor Introduces the Next Generation of Embedded CBRAM
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    New embedded non-volatile memory offers low power and fast access time

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CORBEIL-ESSONNES, France -- April 2, 2013

Altis announced today the next generation of embedded CBRAM (eCBRAM)
technology, a new platform available for demonstration in Q2 2013. The new
technology features design and manufacturing improvements which deliver higher
reliability and faster write speeds. eCBRAM technology was developed through
Altis’ partnership with Adesto Technologies and will enhance the Altis eNVM
(embedded non-volatile memory) foundry service portfolio, today based on 130nm
CMOS technologies.

eCBRAM is an innovative embedded memory, combining EEPROM flexibility with
embedded Flash density. Altis’ 130nm eCBRAM technology is 100% compatible with
the Altis 130nm Low Power Platform. To improve cost efficiency for prospective
new customer designs, Altis offers customers the shared cost benefits of its
“multi-product wafer” program (MPW). The MPW program for new eCBRAM designs is
now open to customers.

eCBRAM technology is well-suited for consumer, wireless, contactless and smart
secure applications that require ultra-low power and fast access time.

“We are very pleased to offer this next generation eCBRAM to the market” said
Pascal Louis, CTO of Altis.” Since our design kit release in June 2012, we
have supported several customers’ projects with embedded CBRAM. Based on our
long-term partnership with Adesto and Altis experience on innovative
technology developments, this new generation of eCBRAM is providing major
enhancements to address our customer’s needs. Our eCBRAM offering will bring a
significant technical breakthrough for ultra low power applications.“

“Our partnership with Altis has helped us to make steady progress in the
development of CBRAM^® technology,” said Narbeh Derhacobian, CEO of Adesto
Technologies. “Second generation CBRAM has passed a critical milestone for any
new non-volatile memory technology. This release, not only demonstrates the
low power and high performance features of CBRAM technology but also paves the
way for full compatibility with standard manufacturing back end of line flows,
including robust data retention through the solder reflow process.”

About Altis Semiconductor:
Altis Semiconductor is an independent and privately held company based in
France with an industrial campus in Corbeil-Essonnes, located 40 km south of
Paris. The baseline technologies for Altis come from the proven technology
platforms of IBM and Infineon, the former shareholders of Altis. With a robust
technology portfolio, proven operational excellence and strict quality
compliance, Altis is the ideal foundry partner to serve customers in different
markets.

About Adesto Technologies Corporation
Adesto Technologies is a leading developer of non-volatile memory solutions
based in Sunnyvale, California (USA). Its product portfolio includes Serial
Flash and Conductive Bridge RAM (CBRAM®) memory technology. CBRAM is an
ultra-low power, CMOS compatible non-volatile memory that is customized for a
wide range of discrete and embedded markets. Adesto Technologies Corporation
currently partners with a number of leading semiconductor companies in
deployment of CBRAM technology in the market place. In 2012, Adesto acquired
Atmel® Corporation’s Serial Flash (including DataFlash®) product lines. For
more information, visit Adesto’s website: www.adestotech.com.

Contact:

Altis Semiconductor
Jean Leandri, +33-1-6088-5990
jean.leandri@altissemiconductor.com
 
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