his is a real inflection point for ISi,” stated Mark-Eric Jones, president and CEO of ISi. “The technical validation we have achieved, coupled with our recent announcement with AMD, demonstrates the value of our technology to leading semiconductor manufacturers.”
ISi’s Z-RAM technology was created to solve one of the biggest challenges for SOC designers, how to shrink die sizes when memory dominates chip area and cost. With Z-RAM IP, IC manufacturers gain the benefit of having more dense memory which in turn means their SOCs, developed on SOI, can be produced at lower cost than those on bulk CMOS silicon.
ISi validated the Z-RAM technology at two separate locations – Freescale Semiconductor’s Austin Technology & Manufacturing Center, and at a leading pureplay semiconductor foundry.
“We achieved outstanding results in these 90nm technologies,” noted Dr. Pierre Fazan, co-founder and CTO of ISi. “I am particularly excited about our Soft Error Rate (SER) data obtained on multi-megabit memory macros. This data shows our memory IP is an order of magnitude better than embedded SRAM technologies and comparable to the leading embedded DRAM technologies. This, coupled with our density and performance advantages, makes Z-RAM the ideal solution for anyone using large blocks of embedded memory.”