Cypress and UMC Deliver ICs On New 65-Nanometer SONOS Embedded Flash Technology | Cypress Semiconductor
赛普拉斯和 UMC 采用新型 65 纳米 SONOS 嵌入式闪存技术生产 IC
High-Yield, Reliable UMC Process Offers Easy, Cost-Effective Manufacturing and Low Test Cost; Cypress to Employ Process for Next-Generation PSoC® Products, nvSRAMs and More
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 27, 2011 – Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that they have produced working silicon on a new, 65-nanometer SONOS (Silicon Oxide Nitride Oxide Silicon) technology for embedded Flash memory. UMC will manufacture next-generation PSoC® programmable system-on-chip products for Cypress on the new process, along with nvSRAMs and other products. UMC will also make this technology available to other companies under a licensing agreement with Cypress.
The new S65™ process is a 65-nanometer SONOS embedded nonvolatile memory (NVM)?technology. It is now successfully integrated into UMC’s standard LL65 process. Existing or new designs using the LL65 process can now easily add embedded Flash memory with fast time-to-market, low development cost, and minimum design disturbance to other IPs. The S65 process offers major advantages including high endurance, low power, and resistance to soft errors. It only requires three additional mask layers to a standard CMOS process, as compared to 7-12 additional masks for other embedded Flash technology approaches. It also offers intrinsically high yields and low test costs. Using Cypress products as a reference, the new process is expected to provide a 75 percent reduction in array size and 50 percent power reduction compared to products manufactured on the current 130-nanometer S8™process.
“We’re excited to team with a world leader in semiconductor manufacturing to bring this outstanding technology to market,” said Shahin Sharifzadeh, executive vice president of worldwide Manufacturing and Operation for Cypress. “Our product lines are eager to introduce new, high-performance products on S65, and we look forward to working with UMC to license the technology to their large customer base around the world.”
“As a customer driven foundry, UMC is continuously introducing enhanced process offerings for its customers”, said P W Yen, Sr. Vice President from UMC. “Today, Embedded NVM is a key feature in many IC designs. UMC has delivered a very valuable technology solution to meet customer needs through the successful S65 integration and its full compatibility with the LL65 foundry process. We look forward to ramping this process to production for Cypress and other UMC customers.”
The UMC S65TM process is scheduled for availability to foundry customers in Q3, 2011.
UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry that provides advanced technology and manufacturing services for applications spanning every major sector of the IC industry. UMC's customer-driven foundry solutions allow chip designers to leverage the strength of the company's leading-edge processes, which include production proven 65nm, 45/40nm, mixed signal/RFCMOS, and a wide range of specialty technologies. Production is supported through 10 wafer manufacturing facilities that include two advanced 300mm fabs; Fab 12A in Taiwan and Singapore-based Fab 12i are both in volume production for a variety of customer products. The company employs over 13,000 people worldwide and has offices in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Europe, and the United States. UMC can be found on the web at http://www.umc.com.
赛普拉斯提供各种高性能、混合信号、可编程解决方案，为客户产品能够快速上市赢得时间并提供卓越的系统价值。赛普拉斯的产品包括其旗舰产品 PSoC® 可编程片上系统系列及其衍生产品，比如 PowerPSoC® 高压和 LED 照明解决方案、CapSense® 触摸感应以及 TrueTouch™ 触摸屏解决方案。赛普拉斯是 USB 控制器领域的全球领先者，它所拥有的高性能 West Bridge® 解决方案可加强多媒体手机的连接性并提高其性能。赛普拉斯同时在高性能存储器和可编程计时设备方面处于领先地位。赛普拉斯可为消费、移动电话、计算、数据通信、汽车、工业和军事等多种市场提供服务。Cypress trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at https://www.cypress.com.
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