SmartBit® based OTP Memory IP significantly reduces costs by implementing highly reliable antifuse technology in standard logic CMOS without additional process steps.
Novocell's SmartBit bit cell technology avoids the data retention issues associated with floating gate designs with their OTP memory products. Unlike polysilicon (polyfuse) or laser fuses (e-fuse), it is possible to route over SmartBit-based NVM IP, therefore consuming no additional chip area.
The programming process contains the breakdown voltage entirely within the memory core and supports programming at wafer, in package, or in circuit.
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Novocell's Memory IP is Authorized as “Ready for IBM Technology” at IBM Foundry
Dec. 11, 2012 — San Jose, CA Novocell Semiconductor, Inc., the leading innovator in high reliability one-time programmable (OTP) antifuse non-volatile memory (NVM), has announced the completion of multi-node intellectual property validation within IBM Foundry’s “Ready for IBM Technology” program. Novocell Semiconductor offers the industry's broadest portfolio of NVM solutions in IBM technologies, with OTP solutions available, qualified and validated within the “Ready for IBM Technology” program from 350nm through 130nm.
Walt Novosel, President of Novocell, stated, “We have been working with IBM Foundry for some time now to provide our high reliability and high yield NVM memory solutions to IBM foundry customers in the consumer electronics, aerospace, automotive, and military industry segments.”
With a product line that includes specially engineering IP product lines for applications such as trimming, calibration, feature enablement, configuration, authentication, code storage, and more, in densities ranging from as small as 8 bits to as large as 10Mbits, Novocell Semiconductor’s Smartbit™-based antifuse has acquired a reputation as the most complete, high reliability NVM product line available.
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United States Military Contractors Benefit from 100% Reliable Anti-Fuse OTP NVM at Advanced Node
Sept. 18, 2012 - San Jose, CA Novocell Semiconductor, Inc., the leading innovator in high reliability one-time programmable (OTP) antifuse non-volatile memory (NVM), has announced the successful tape out of the firm’s Smartbit™-based non-volatile memory (NVM) in a 32nm SOI process at IBM’s foundry in cooperation with the Trusted Access Program Office (TAPO).
The customer selected Novocell Semiconductor’s intellectual property (IP) based on the technology’s reputation for reliability, the company’s history of innovation, and customer licensing flexibility. Novocell continues their record of industry leadership with this announcement, further extending their Smartbit-based family of antifuse OTP to the 32nm advanced node.
Walt Novosel, President of Novocell, stated, “We are pleased to announce this latest demonstration of our long term tradition of innovation and leadership by advancing our innovative product offerings to this advanced node to serve current and future customers’ needs. Novocell continues to work closely with customers to develop the most reliable NVM in our category and to offer our patented Smartbit™ OTP NVM technology at the most cutting edge technologies.”
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Smartbit-based OTP NVM Survives Exposure to Extremes of High Temperature and Radiation While Maintaining Data
August 10, 2012 - Hermitage, PA Novocell Semiconductor, Inc., the leading innovator in embedded, high reliability one-time programmable (OTP) antifuse non-volatile memory (NVM), has responded to the demands of their growing number of military, aerospace, and automotive industry customers, announcing today that their Smartbit™-based antifuse OTP memory designs have completed the rigorous exposure to long term high temperature exposure required for Military and Automotive applications, as well as survived extended exposure to radioactive Cobalt-60 necessary to establishing Rad-Hard (radiation hardened) status.
Within the past year, Novocell Semiconductor has extended the routine high temperature operating life (HTOL) temperature range to provide ...
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Product expansion, innovation, and rebranding characterize suite of Novocell OTP NVM products to serve SoC and fabless firms
July 5, 2012 - Hermitage, PA Novocell Semiconductor, Inc., the leading innovator in embedded, high reliability one-time programmable (OTP) antifuse non-volatile memory (NVM), has announced an expansion of their immediately available intellectual property (IP) product line. As the semiconductor market has continued to evolve, differentiated requirements for highly reliable memory storage have grown in such segments as wireless handheld communications, mobile and tablet computing, global positioning system (GPS) equipment, integrated automotive sensing, monitoring, communications and entertainment, and industrial automation and controls, security and encryption, and military and aerospace applications.
“Our core antifuse-based OTP Smartbit™ technology was first patented in 2001 and 2002, and created a solid foundation for our first ten years,” stated Walt Novosel, President and CTO, “Since then, our customer-driven focus has led to numerous innovations in our original high reliability Smartbit-based NVM IP to best service specific system on chip (SoC) market segments. Our announcement today unveils our full line of NVM products to fully serve our customers’ needs, from 8bit register OTP, to specialty trimming and calibration OTP, to 4Mbit ultra-high density code storage and configuration OTP, to 1000x multi-time write hybrid OTP/MTP.” All Novocell products continue to be based on the fundamental Smartbit technology, and provide the highest level of programming and storage reliability and security available in the OTP segment, particularly at low power, advanced process nodes.
ChipStart to continue to represent Novocell's Smartbit-based one-time programmable non-volatile memory IP to fabless semiconductor industry.
May 29, 2012 - Hermitage, PA, Novocell Semiconductor, Inc., the leading innovator in high reliability one-time programmable (OTP) antifuse non-volatile memory (NVM), has announced the renewal of their global sales representation agreement with ChipStart, the industry’s trusted source for semiconductor IP. ChipStart was selected based on the companies’ mutual successful experience licensing Novocell’s industry leading, Smartbit-based OTP IP and longstanding solid relationship. Under the agreement, ChipStart will continue to provide value-added representation and their decades of experience assisting fabless semiconductor firms to aid in driving the continued growth in the use of Novocell IP globally.
April 04, 2012 -- Hermitage, PA, Novocell Semiconductor, Inc., the leading innovator in high reliability one-time programmable (OTP) antifuse non-volatile memory (NVM), has announced the successful tape out of the firm’s NovoBlox® family NVM at IBM 45nm SOI process. Novocell is pleased to have completed the advanced 45nm node with a confidential customer who commonly services markets ranging from military to heavy industrial to consumer electronics. The confidential customer chose IBM’s foundry for this silicon project, and selected Novocell Semiconductor’s intellectual property (IP) based upon the technology’s reputation for 100% reliability, history of innovation, and licensing flexibility. Novocell continues their record of industry leadership with this announcement, now completing the offering of their NovoBlox family of antifuse OTP at the 45nm advanced node.
March 13, 2012 - Hermitage, PA, Novocell Semiconductor, Inc., the producer of the IC industry’s most reliable one-time programmable antifuse non-volatile memory, introduced SWIFT2ChipTM, a new full service, end-to-end, NVM deliverable process and technology package that includes the patented and uncontested NovoBloxTM SmartBitTM technology, unparalleled documentation support, and an on-call, dedicated account engineer.
July 20, 2011 - Hermitage, PA, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has recognized Novocell Semiconductor, Inc. as a leader in driving technology growth in the Penn-Ohio region and has awarded them a Keystone Innovation Zone Grant. This grant will be used to purchase equipment to fully automate Novocell’s testing lab for more efficient silicon verification and IP qualification.
April 21, 2011 - Hermitage, PA, Novocell is pleased to announce the availability of the innovative new OTP NVM technology, NovoBits. NovoBits is an 8 to 256 bit antifuse memory block targeted at polyfuse replacement. NovoBits offers a FAB independent, drop-in solution that can be easily ported within an existing design.