2007 Press Releases
SILTERRA AND NOVELICS DEMONSTRATE LOW POWER COOLSRAM-1TTM
1T Memory Solution Offers Cost Advantage And Low Leakage Power
Kulim, Malaysia and Aliso Viejo, California, March 20, 2007
– Memory design specialist Novelics and Silterra Malaysia
Sdn. Bhd. today announced that the companies have successfully
demonstrated Novelics’ coolSRAM-1T® ultra-high-density
memory intellectual property (IP) in Silterra’s 0.13-micron
CMOS process. This memory is substantially smaller than those
commonly implemented in today’s system-on-chip (SoC)
designs, resulting in significant cost savings for a wide
range of end products.
Based on Novelics’ patented memory architecture, coolSRAM-1T
is a complete memory sub-system that includes the cell arrays,
associated logic, and self-refresh circuitries, making it a
simple drop-in solution. coolSRAM-1T is based on standard CMOS
process technology and requires no extra mask layers or
The coolSRAM-1T is generated by Novelics’ MemQuestTM memory
compiler to provide high flexibility, productivity, and
efficiency. The compiler can generate any macro size and
“Some of our customers require several megabits of embedded
memory to improve performance and lower the overall system
cost. The coolSRAM-1T is a very attractive solution for
them,” said Kevin Bligh, Vice President of Worldwide Sales
and Marketing for Silterra. “It is an enabling technology
for the applications that we have targeted for our CL130G
Customers can benefit from coolSRAM-1T to reduce die size and
cost. Novelics’ coolSRAM-1T memory IP can offer more than
double the density of traditional SRAM blocks. coolSRAM-1T’s
efficient architecture also reduces leakage power consumption.
“The strategic partnership with Novelics enables Silterra to
bring a scalable and innovative coolSRAM-1T IP solution to
semiconductor market.” Farzad Zarrinfar, President of
Novelics, stated. “We are excited to offer coolSRAM-1T to
Silterra customers to allow them to reduce the size of large
embedded memories and decrease leakage power consumption for
applications such as wireless and portable devices”.
Novelics and Silterra plan to jointly market coolSRAM-1T
memory IP to their customers. The coolSRAM-1T is available now
from Novelics in Silterra’s CL130G process.
Silterra’s production proven CL130G, a leading foundry
matched CMOS technology, is an all-copper process with fully
characterized mixed-signal and RF options. An extensive
portfolio of design intellectual properties (IP) and libraries
optimized for the process are available to customers.
Silterra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.:
Market demand driven, SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd is a
semiconductor wafer foundry offering major foundry compatible
CMOS logic, high-voltage and mixed-signal/RF technologies down
to 0.13-micron feature size. This includes complete,
competitive contract manufacturing for fabless and IDM
customers’ designs. SilTerra’s wafer fab has a design
capacity of 40,000 eight-inch wafers per month.
vigilant, SilTerra delivers award winning, world-class
performance to its customers seeking flexible capacity,
competitive advantages and around the clock customer support.
SilTerra is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 certified. Founded in
1995, the company’s headquarters and factory are located in
Malaysia’s Kulim High-Tech Park, and SilTerra has sales and
marketing offices in San Jose (California) and Hsinchu
(Taiwan). For additional information on SilTerra or its
services, please visit www.silterra.com.
Koh Meng Kong
+6-012-491-0425 (Cell phone)
Lu Ping Chiang
Tel : +886-3-574-1587 (o)