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Japan's NSCore licenses NV SRAM tech to Rohm

Posted: 28 Aug 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:nonvolative memory? NV SRAM? logic circuits?

NSCore Inc. has licensed its PermSRAM technology to semiconductor manufacturer Rohm Co. Ltd for use throughout its logic circuits.

PermSRAM is a non-volatile (NV) form of SRAM implemented using standard CMOS, without additional masks, The company said that the memory is the smallest multi-time programmable nonvolatile memory, about the same size as SRAM and has an SRAM-like interface. The PermSRAM is designed for use with chip ID, circuit trimming, data storage and rewritable system data.

"Since most of Rohm's customers are now demanding products from us with embedded OTP or FTP memory we decided to thoroughly research NV options for over a year," said an unnamed director of Rohm LSI development systems headquarters, in a statement issued by NSCore. "We needed a high-speed NV memory that required only a small area, and which would be quick and easy to integrate into not just our 0.18-micron process, but into future process generations. NSCore's PermSRAM technology is the obvious choice," the director saying.

Founded in 2004, NSCore develops and licenses non volatile memory technologies for SoC semiconductors developed for digital rights management, LCD gamma adjustment, power management and other applications needing multiple write NV memory.

- Peter Clarke
EE Times Europe

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