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Cypress와 UMC, 새로운 65나노미터 SONOS 임베디드 플래시 기술에 필요한 IC 제공 | Cypress Semiconductor

Cypress와 UMC, 새로운 65나노미터 SONOS 임베디드 플래시 기술에 필요한 IC 제공

최신 업데이트: 2011년 7월 26일

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., 2011년 7월 27일 – 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.

About UMC
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.

Cypress 정보
Cypress는 제품 출시 기간을 단축하고 탁월한 시스템 가치를 제공하는 프로그램 가능 고성능 혼합 신호 솔루션을 제공합니다. Cypress는 높은 전압 및 LED 조명 애플리케이션용 PowerPSoC® 솔루션, 터치스크린용 CapSense® 터치 센싱 및 TrueTouch™ 솔루션 등과 같은 주요 PSoC® PSoC(Programmable System-on-Chip) 제품군과 파생 제품을 제공합니다. Cypress는 멀티미디어 핸드셋에서 연결성과 성능을 개선하는 고성능 West Bridge® 솔루션을 비롯한 USB 컨트롤러 분야에서 세계 정상급 기업으로, 고성능 메모리와 프로그래밍 가능 타이밍 장치 분야도 선도합니다. Cypress는 소비자, 모바일 핸드셋, 컴퓨팅, 데이터 통신, 자동차, 산업 및 군대 분야를 망라하여 수많은 시장을 지원합니다. 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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Cypress, the Cypress logo, PSoC, PowerPSoC, CapSense, TrueTouch and West Bridge are registered trademarks, and S65 and S8 are trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are property of their owners.

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