SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sep 2, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) — MoSys, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MOSY), the industry’s leading provider of high density
embedded memory solutions, announced today the successful silicon
validation of its 1T-SRAM-Q(TM) (Quad density) embedded memory
technology on the 0.13-micron logic process. With a complete macro
density of 1.1-square millimeters per megabit, 1T-SRAM-Q technology
enables designers to embed even larger high-performance memories in
their SoC designs. 1T-SRAM-Q incorporates MoSys’ proprietary
Transparent Error Correction(TM) (TEC(TM)) technology delivering the
additional benefits of improved yield and reliability with elimination
of laser repair and soft error concerns.
“Following the adoption of 1T-SRAM-Q by the leading semiconductor
foundries, this achievement shows MoSys’ continued commitment to
develop the best in memory technology and also validate that
technology on today’s leading manufacturing processes,” commented Dr.
Fu-Chieh Hsu, president and CEO of MoSys. “Now SoC designers can
integrate over 100 megabits of high performance embedded memory in
1T-SRAM-Q memory is based on MoSys’ patented Folded Area
Capacitor(TM) (FAC(TM)) technology to reduce bit cell size by
literally folding the bit cell gate oxide capacitor vertically down
the STI sidewall thus dramatically reducing the horizontal area. This
results in typical bit cell sizes of 0.5 and 0.28 square micron for
the 0.13-micron and 90-nanometer process nodes respectively. A
comprehensive silicon characterization report for 0.13-micron
1T-SRAM-Q is now available from MoSys.
About MoSys and 1T-SRAM
Founded in 1991, MoSys (Nasdaq:MOSY), develops, licenses and
markets innovative memory technologies for semiconductors. MoSys’
patented 1T-SRAM technologies offer a combination of high density, low
power consumption, high speed and low cost unmatched by other
available memory technologies. The single transistor bit cell used in
1T-SRAM memory results in the technology achieving much higher density
than traditional four or six transistor SRAMs, while using the same
standard logic manufacturing processes.
1T-SRAM technologies also offer the familiar, refresh-free
interface and high performance for random address access cycles
associated with traditional SRAMs. In addition, these technologies can
reduce operating power consumption by a factor of four compared with
traditional SRAM technology, contributing to making it ideal for
embedding large memories in System on Chip (SoC) designs. MoSys’
licensees have shipped more than 50 million chips incorporating
1T-SRAM embedded memory, demonstrating the excellent manufacturability
of the technology in a wide range of silicon processes and
applications. MoSys is headquartered at 1020 Stewart Drive, Sunnyvale,
California 94085. More information is available on MoSys’ Web site at
1T-SRAM(R) is a MoSys trademark registered in the U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office. All other trade, product, or service names
referenced in this release may be trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective holders.
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Inc.’s business which are not historical facts are “forward-looking
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“Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report or Form 10-K for the
most recently ended fiscal year.
SOURCE: MoSys, Inc.