Sidense OTP Helps Richtek Technology Give Customers Cost-Effective and Efficient Power Management Solutions

Sidense OTP Helps Richtek Technology Give Customers Cost-Effective and 
Efficient Power Management Solutions 
Sidense 1T-OTP Chosen by Richtek for Its Small Size, Low Cost and
High Reliability 
OTTAWA, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 08/29/13 --  Sidense Corp., a leading
developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, today
announced that Richtek Technology has selected Sidense
1T-Fuse(TM)-based 1T-OTP memory IP for its Power Management IC (PMIC)
products. The decision to use Sidense SLP NVM macros was based on
several 1T-OTP features that help give Richtek a competitive edge
over other PMIC providers. 
Richtek is using two Sidense products -- a SLP one-time programmable
(OTP) macro designed for implementation in a BCD process and an IPS
(Integrated Power Supply) macro, which generates the bit-cell
programming voltage from normal chip power supplies. 
"We chose Sidense NVM for our power management products, since the
small 1T- OTP macro size, compared to what would be needed if we used
multi-time programmable (MTP) memory, allows us to use a smaller
chip, giving us a cost advantage over our competitors," said Osbert
Lin, Richtek's RD Deputy Director. "Low-power 1T-OTP also gives us a
fast read access time, foundry-qualified operation up to 150 degrees
C, and we have the flexibility to convert the 1T-OTP into mask ROM
for programming at test." 
"As system complexity increases and processes shrink, managing device
power becomes an ever more critical design consideration," added Tom
Schild, VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Sidense. "We are
pleased that Richtek, an important PMIC developer and provider,
selected Sidense 1T-OTP for their innovative power management
products." 
Sidense SLP macros are available in a wide range of off-the-shelf
configurations, supporting small densities of 256 bits for
configuration and trim applications up to 256 Kbits per macro for
code storage and multiple NVM uses. SLP macros, in a 180nm BCD
process, are fully qualified for -40 degrees C to 150 degrees C read
and field-programmable operations to support applications, such as
automotive electronics that require reliable operation and long-life
data retention in high-temperature environments. 
About Sidense Corp.
 Sidense Corp. provides very dense, highly
reliable and secure non-volatile one-time programmable (OTP) Logic
Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP for use in standard-logic CMOS
processes. The Company, with over 115 patents granted or pending,
licenses OTP memory IP based on its innovative one-transistor
1T-Fuse(TM) bit cell, which does not require extra masks or process
steps to manufacture. Sidense 1T-OTP macros provide a better
field-programmable, reliable and cost-effective solution than flash,
mask ROM, eFuse and other embedded and off-chip NVM technologies for
many code storage, encryption key, analog trimming and device
configuration uses. 
Over 100 companies, including many of the top fabless semiconductor
manufacturers and IDMs, have adopted Sidense 1T-OTP as their NVM
solution for more than 300 designs. Customers are realizing
outstanding savings in solution cost and power consumption along with
better security and reliability for applications ranging from mobile
and consumer devices to high-temperature, high-reliability automotive
and industrial electronics. The IP is offered at and supported by all
top-tier semiconductor foundries and selected IDMs. Sidense is
headquartered in Ottawa, Canada with sales offices worldwide. For
more information, please visit www.sidense.com. 
About Richtek
 Richtek Technology Corporation is one of the world's
leading analog IC companies. The company consistently delivers
inventive power management solutions that improve the performance of
consumer electronics, computers, and communications equipment.
Richtek adds value to end equipment by synthesizing technological
innovation, uncompromised quality, and devotion to customer service.
Founded in 1998, the Company is headquartered in Taiwan with
additional offices in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. Richtek is publicly
traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 6286. For
more information about Richtek and its analog IC solutions, please
visit the Company's website at www.richtek.com. 
Media Contacts:
Susan Cain 
Cain Communications for Sidense 
Tel: 408-393-4794 
Email: scain@caincom.com  
Jim Lipman
Sidense
Tel: 925-606-1370
Email: jim@sidense.com