Zoran Selects Kilopass Extra Permanent Memory for DTV Products

Kilopass Technology, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), announced that Zoran Corporation, is using Kilopass’ extra-permanent memory (XPM) technology in its latest DTV products. The XPM technology supports security protocols in HDTV integrated processors and other multimedia products. This version of Kilopass’ XPM technology is targeted for 80nm processes. Zoran is an established provider of digital solutions for applications in the digital entertainment and digital imaging markets and a Kilopass customer since 2004.

XPM is used to support the High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and its high-bandwidth digital content protection (HDCP) encryption algorithms for transmitting uncompressed digital video streams and for other system configuration parameters.

“We use Kilopass’ XPM memory for products that require security,” said Gerard Yeh, VP of DTV VLSI Engineering, Zoran. “Kilopass’ XPM technology and support teams help us control costs and add value by storing the HDCP keys on chip.”

“Kilopass’ goal is to make XPM the defacto, on-chip, NVM standard for on-chip security applications,” said Craig Rawlings, Director of Marketing, Kilopass.

Kilopass began shipping XPM technology in June 2003. To date, its customers have fabricated 30 million units utilizing Kilopass XPM memory. The company was founded in November 2001, and currently has more than 50 customers. Many of these customers have embedded the XPM technology in multiple products.

Kilopass Technology, Inc., a fast-growing supplier of embedded NVM intellectual property, leverages standard logic CMOS processes to deliver one-time programmable (OTP) structures based on its extra-permanent memory (XPM) technology. The memory arrays can be used for the storage of firmware, security codes, calibration data and other application critical information. Kilopass is headquartered at 3333 Octavius Dr. Suite 101, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA. For more information, please call (408) 980-8808 or email info@kilopass.com.

XPM and XPM Xtend are trademarks of Kilopass Technology Inc.