Synopsys Acquires Kilopass Technology


Synopsys has acquired Kilopass
Technology, a provider of antifuse one-time programmable (OTP) non-volatile
memory (NVM) IP used in automotive, mobile, industrial, and Internet of Things
(IoT) applications. Kilopass Technology's one-transistor (1T) and
two-transistor (2T) bitcell OTP NVM IP complements Synopsys' existing
DesignWare OTP and MTP NVM IP solutions with support for up to 4-Mbit OTP
instances in 180-nm to 7-nm process technologies. With this acquisition,
Synopsys further extends its leadership in physical IP, enabling customers to
benefit from its development scale, worldwide sales channel, and expert
technical support.

The terms of the deal, which are not material to Synopsys
financials, have not been disclosed.

"Kilopass Technology's secure, low-power, high-density
OTP NVM solutions support a wide range of process technologies to meet specific
application requirements," said Joachim Kunkel, general manager of the
Solutions Group at Synopsys. "The combination of Kilopass Technology's OTP
NVM and Synopsys' existing OTP and MTP NVM IP solutions provides designers with
a highly optimized and comprehensive NVM IP portfolio that meets market demands
for increased integration, higher densities, lower costs, better reliability,
and improved security."

Kilopass Technology's antifuse-based 1T and 2T OTP NVM IP
products support ultra-low-power NVM requirements for code storage and include
high-density NVM to reduce costs compared to ROM or embedded Flash. Kilopass
Technology's OTP NVM IP is manufactured in standard logic CMOS fabrication
processes and does not require any additional mask layers or process steps.
Kilopass Technology's OTP NVM IP offerings include:

XPM NVM - Ideal for efuse replacement. It is a
field programmable memory that provides a high level of security, large
capacity with a small footprint, and low active and standby power.

Gusto NVM - The first and only 4-Mbit embedded
NVM in the industry. It utilizes Kilopass Technology's patented 2T antifuse
bitcell with proven security that is critical for secure code storage

SecretCode NVM – Secure antifuse OTP used for
security engines and roots of trust. It offers content protection at the bit
level to protect against active and passive attacks, tampering, hacking, and
reverse engineering.

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