First Sidense Customer Takes Kilopass 1T Patent Coverage License

Kilopass 1T Cell Manufactured More Than a Year Before Sidense Was Founded

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire -03/15/12)- Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced it has licensed its 1T patent coverage license (PCL) to a Sidense customer. This is the first in an expected series of customers to license the 1T PCL. Kilopass continues to be selected by customers due to its broad embedded NVM product portfolio from 180nm to 28nm to enable next generation development of analog mixed signal chip sets to complex SOCs. With the 1T PCL, Kilopass is enabling direct resolution with Sidense customers on their existing products using 1T technology before the U.S. District Court trial begins on September 30, 2012.

"We continue to be customer centric in our approach to litigation and the IP business," said Charlie Cheng, CEO at Kilopass. "We want to offer business solutions in addition to product solutions to our customers that create a win-win for both our customers and Kilopass. Given that we own the patent for 1T antifuse technology, it makes sense to offer a patent coverage license to those requesting it."

The 1T patent coverage license program is offered to address Sidense customers' concerns about the uncertainty of the results of the litigation and its ramification to their products. Kilopass 1T patent coverage license program covers three US Patents: US 6,940,751, US 6,856,540 and US 6,777,757, which Kilopass is making available to Sidense licensees. The patent coverage license is to address existing products that have taped out and does not include future products. Below is a picture of a Kilopass 1T cell manufactured in 2002, more than a year before the founding of Sidense. For more information on Kilopass 1T patent coverage license program, please contact To view the story in EE Times click[...]-.

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Kilopass Technology, Inc., a leading supplier of embedded NVM intellectual property, leverages standard logic CMOS processes to deliver one-time programmable (OTP) and many-time programmable (MTP) memory. With 58 patents granted or pending and more than 800,000 wafers shipped from a dozen foundries and Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDMs), Kilopass has more than 100 customers in applications ranging from storage of firmware and security codes to calibration data and other application-critical information. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit or email

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