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Partnership boosts embedded NVM process tech

Posted: 20 Oct 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:embedded? NVM? process platform?

eMemory Technology Inc. and Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. have extended their partnership through a shared resources design platform to create various embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) solutions. eMemory's OTP (NeoBit) and MTP (NeoFlash/NeoEE) eNVM technologies will be integrated into Grace's process platform, which, in turn, will offer design service support for OTP and MTP IPs.

The partnership will provide customers with fully-functional eNVM solutions that, through their low cost and high performance advantages, will give MCU and consumer electronics customers a significant opportunity to develop global market, the companies stated.

This collaboration will enable the manufacturing platform to include MTP in addition to the original OTP. It is estimated that this more comprehensive eNVM process platform will strengthen technical service/support to satisfy even more diverse customer requirements, added the companies.

"By bringing in eMemory's excellent technical and customer support, Grace will provide customers with an extremely competitive, low-cost eNVM process platform, including OTP and MTP technologies, which will drive down customer costs in manufacturing and R&D, and accelerate products' time to market," noted Frank Fu, Grace VP of corporate development and strategy and legal. "Moving forward, Grace will continue to develop value-added and differentiated processes that help our customers seize winning opportunities in the microcontroller and consumer electronics markets."

"eMemory is very pleased to work more closely with Grace to provide eMemory's OTP (NeoBit), MTP (NeoFlash/NeoEE) technologies and IP portfolio on Grace's process platforms. Grace's dedication to NVM IP design services will provide customers even more competitive eNVM solutions, and our companies will continue to partner together closely in the future to bring eNVM platforms to market having even greater cost benefits and performance excellence," stated eMemory president, Rick Shen.

Grace Semiconductor and eMemory's 0.18?m logic and high voltage OTP process platforms are fully built, and have been in the production phase for many years. The 0.13?m OTP process platform is estimated to pass qualification by the end of the year, while the 0.18?m MTP process platform by 1Q12.

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