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Kilopass OTP NVM IP Will Store Calibration Values, Security Algorithms Keys, and Specific Configuration Data for Nuvoton End Customers
San Jose, Calif., September 27, 2017-- Kilopass Technology Inc., the leading provider of semiconductor logic anti-fuse one-time programmable (OTP) non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that Nuvoton Technology, a leading Embedded Controller provider, has licensed the Kilopass IP for a next generation designs targeting desktop and mobile computers. Nuvoton will use the Kilopass OTP NVM IP to store calibration values, keys for security algorithms, and specific configuration data for its end customers.
"Kilopass provides Nuvoton fundamental memory IP that we use in our microcontroller designs for storing content that must be secure or that calibrates elements of our design or customizes our applications," said Erez Naory, VP Client IC products. "We continue to advance our product research and development and focus on the three major technologies of low power consumption, analog IC and security. We enter specific applications through product innovation and advancement in the technology of the production process. Having a IP supplier such as Kilopass helps us achieve these ends."
"We are thrilled to be a part of the next generation Nuvoton MCU design," said Linh Hong, Vice President and General Manager of the Kilopass OTP Division. "Our OTP NVM memory has much to offer the requirements of Nuvoton Embedded Controller architecture. Foremost is security. Our IP is based on standard logic CMOS process and consists of simply programming a transistor to an always-on state. Thus, it is very difficult to detect its programmed state using passive side-channel attacks or more aggressive scanning electron microscope techniques. This makes our IP so secure it is the repository of the encryption keys in most set top boxes. In addition, because our IP can be programmed once a chip is fabricated, it makes it ideal for customizing a standard design for a variety of different markets, thus reducing inventory costs."
About the Embedded Controller Market
Embedded controllers are MCU that sits on the computer Mother Board and manages the system behavior like power sequence, Fan management, battery management, and all system events. Market size is ~280Mu. Nuvoton is a leading supplier of with its Embedded Controller line and MCU based Super I/Os with ~35% market share.
About Nuvoton Technology Corp.
Nuvoton Technology Corporation (NTC) was founded to bring innovative semiconductor solutions to the market. NTC was spun-off as a Winbond Electronics affiliate in July 2008 and became public in September 2010 on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). Nuvoton Technology focuses on development of analog/mixed signal, microcontroller, cloud and computing products and has strong market share in Industrial, Consumer and Computer markets. Nuvoton owns a wafer fab, featuring customized processes for analog, power and MCU products. Besides in-house IC products, the wafer fab also provides part of its capacity for foundry services. Nuvoton Technology provides products with a high performance/cost ratio for its customers by leveraging flexible technology, advanced design capability and integration of digital and analog technologies. Nuvoton values long term relationships with its partners and customers and is dedicated to continuous innovation of its products, processes and services. The company has established subsidiaries in the USA, China, Israel and India to strengthen regional customer support and global management. For more information, please visit www.nuvoton.com.