eMemory collaborates with Renesas on the development of its Pure 5V OTP IP using the 130 nm BCD Plus process for automotive applications

Hsinchu Taiwan, November 16e2022 – eMemory Technology Inc. has collaborated with Renesas Electronics Corporation to develop a pure 5V OTP IP fabricated in TSMC’s 130nm BCD Plus process for automotive applications.

Previously, eMemory and Renesas have collaborated in the development and implementation of a wide range of IP addresses on TSMC’s BCD platforms, primarily for power management integrated circuits (PMICs), as well as several other apps. They are now building on this collaboration to bring their solutions to the automotive market. With their need for highly reliable MCUs that combine superior low voltage and safety solutions, automotive applications have long sought a reliable BCD solution. eMemory now offers the required reliability and availability, with its BCD process coverage ranging from 0.35 μm to 90 nm.

This pure 5V IP OTP process on 130nm BCD Plus for automotive applications reduces the number of masks, which in turn reduces production costs. Moreover, this IP also meets the demand for retention and high temperature operation in the BCD process. eMemory’s NeoBit IP is available on TSMC’s 130nm 5V BCD Plus process and supports high temperature operations up to 150°C and data retention at 150°C. The SPEC of this project also satisfies AEC-Q100 grade 0.

“Moving 5V BCD into automotive seems like a natural progression for us. We draw on our experience with PMIC, and we certainly understand the intricacies of this technology. We also know the importance of collaboration. If you want pushing the boundaries, including design for testing, you need to build a great engineering team, and we have that with Renesas, and we’re excited to be on this journey with them,” said Michael Ho, President of eMemory Technology Inc.

“As a supplier of automotive semiconductor products, we must ensure that all of our parts meet the automotive industry’s stringent performance and reliability requirements,” said Vivek Bhan, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Manager of the Automotive Solution business unit at Renesas. “By collaborating with eMemory, which provides reliable floating-gate memory technology, we are delivering an automotive-grade OTP memory solution for our PMICs based on a proof-of-concept design that delivers robust performance, improved reliability, and unparalleled testing capabilities.

eMemory’s OTP and MTP solutions, along with their combined NVM IPs, can now be adopted for various automotive applications on TSMC’s 130nm pure 5V BCD Plus processes. As a result, the company anticipates a more secure and reliable future for the industry, with eMemory’s widely integrated NVM logic solutions.

About Electronic Memory

eMemory (TPEX:3529) is a semiconductor IP provider specializing in embedded hard cores. As the world’s leading IP provider, eMemory has provided best-in-class designs to more than 2,100 foundries, IDMs and fabless companies worldwide since its inception in 2000. We received the “Best IP Partner Award” from TSMC every year since TSMC launched this honor in 2010.

As the global leader in the eNVM (embedded non-volatile memory) market, eMemory provides patented solutions with the widest industry adoption across a wide range of process technologies. We have also become an industry leader providing security IP cores based on silicon biometrics.

eMemory’s eNVM IP offerings include single programmable memories (NeoBit/NeoFuse) and multi-time programmable memories (NeoMTP/NeoEE). NeoPUF is the company’s built-in root-of-trust technology for security applications.

For more information about eMemory, visit www.ememory.com.tw.

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