Sidense OTP Helps Novatek Provide Customers With Cost-Effective and Reliable Display Drivers

Sidense OTP Helps Novatek Provide Customers With Cost-Effective and Reliable 
Display Drivers 
Sidense 1T-OTP Macros Chosen by Novatek for Use in Mobile Display
Driver ICs 
OTTAWA, ON -- (Marketwired) -- 11/12/13 --  Sidense Corp., a leading
developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, today
announced that Novatek Microelectronics Corp. has selected Sidense's
1T-Fuse(TM)-based 1T-OTP memory IP for its display driver ICs for
flat-panel displays. Novatek's decision to use Sidense's high-voltage
SLP NVM macros was based on several compelling features, including
very low power consumption, high reliability and small OTP macro
footprint. 
Novatek is using Sidense 32Kbit 1T-OTP macros in both 55eHVand 90eHV
process variants for flat panel display controller products targeting
a wide range of consumer devices, with some portions of the memory
programmed at the factory and others by the customer. These processes
are designed for ICs targeting both small displays, such as mobile
phones and digital cameras, up to large displays, such as televisions
and monitors. 
"As a leading supplier of display driver ICs, our products must be
highly integrated and exhibit low power dissipation, high reliability
and have low manufacturing cost," said Jeff Hsu, Novatek's Vice
President. "We selected Sidense NVM because their OTP has all these
features, and they had proven macros at the process nodes that we
needed. This was the right decision, as we were able to quickly
incorporate the Sidense 32Kbit 1T-OTP macros into our designs and get
three chips -- two 90eHV and one 55eHV -- into volume production." 
"Sidense SLP macros are being used by many of our customers in
applications that require a proven and cost-effective OTP in a
variety of mobile, media processing, power management and wireless
applications," added Tom Schild, Sidense VP of Worldwide Sales and
Marketing. "We are proud to supply companies such as Novatek with our
secure and reliable 1T-OTP memory for their high-performance LCD
display driver products." 
About SLP
 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 at 180nm are available
for a wide range of process variants, including BCD and high-voltage
processes, from several top-tier semiconductor foundries. 180nm BCD
processes 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. SLP macros in the
55eHV (55nm) and 90eHV (90nm) high-voltage processes, which target
flat panel displays and other consumer and industrial applications,
are currently in qualification. 
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 110 companies, including many of the top fabless semiconductor
manufacturers and IDMs, have adopted Sidense 1T-OTP as their NVM
solution for more than 350 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 Novatek
 Novatek Microelectronics Corp., established in 1997
with its headquarters in Hsinchu Science Park, is the primary
supplier of display driver ICs for TFT LCD displays in the world. It
is ranked as the world's 11th largest fabless design house with total
sales revenue of over 1B US dollars in 2012. Novatek (TSE: 3034) is a
public company at the Taiwan Stock Exchange main board since 2002. To
learn more about Novatek, please visit www.novatek.com.tw 
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 
 
 
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