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eMemory’s Reprogrammable NeoMTP Qualified on GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 130nm BCDLite® and BCD Technology Platforms for Automotive Applications

2018/12/17

Hsinchu, Taiwan (December 17, 2018) –eMemory today announced that its NeoMTP, Multiple-Times-Programmable embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) IP, has been qualified on GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) 130nm BCDLite® and BCD process technology platforms targeting both consumer power management and automotive AEC-Q100 Grade-1 compliant applications. In addition, the characterization of second generation NeoMTP (NeoMTP G2) on GF’s 130nm BCDLite process technology for AEC-Q100 Grade-1 automotive ICs has been completed and is going through qualification. NeoMTP G2, on GF’s 130nm BCD platform, for the most stringent AEC-Q100 Grade-0 automotive ICs, is currently under development.

The core functionality of NeoMTP technology makes it ideal for setting system parameters for different system applications, making NeoMTP an ideal replacement for traditional external SPI flash and EEPROM. NeoMTP can go through up to 1,000 program/erase cycles and requires no additional masks or processing steps, thereby improving manufacturing yields and lowering production costs.

NeoMTP on GF’s 130nm BCDLite and BCD platforms can retain data for more than 10 years at 125°C and can operate in high temperature (150°C) conditions, satisfying AEC-Q100 Grade-1 automotive manufacturing requirements. NeoMTP G2 on GF’s 130nm BCD platform will support data retention of more than 10 years at 150°C and operate in high temperature (175°C) conditions, satisfying AEC-Q100 Grade-0 automotive manufacturing requirements. In addition to automotive ICs, NeoMTP can also support a wide range of applications including USB type-C and wireless chargers.

“eMemory has been a close partner of GF in our effort to drive technology innovation and transform advanced SoC designs,” said Mark Ireland, vice president of ecosystem partnerships at GF. “We look forward to our continued collaboration that will provide our mutual clients with feature and functionality advantages of embedded multiple-times-programmable NVM.”

“We are pleased to work with GF to extend our NeoMTP IPs on 130nm BCDLite and BCD platforms and we look forward to helping more chip designers thrive in the consumer and automotive IC markets,” said Michael Ho, VP of Business Development at eMemory.

eMemory and GF have cultivated a long-term business relationship and made trustworthy IPs available on different platforms. Both companies are devoted to developing highly reliable, yet cost effective, solutions to meet various customer demands. Additionally, eMemory is cooperating closely with GF on the development of the second generation of NeoMTP on 130nm BCDLite and BCD platforms. The cell size will be 40% smaller than its first generation counterpart. We expect qualification of NeoMTP G2 on both platforms to be completed next year.

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