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SRAM designs are production-ready, low power & low voltage

15th April 2015
Jordan Mulcare

sureCore has announced the opening of its latest design centre in Leuven, Belgium. The company chose the Leuven location to tap into the design ecosystem around imec and to maximise imec's recently announced investment in the company.

The design centre will focus on developing production-ready, low power, low voltage capable SRAM designs that can be easily integrated into SoCs. It will be headed by Dr. Stefan Cosemans, who has spent the last 10 years focusing on variability tolerant, low power SRAM design techniques.

"The Leuven Design Centre is a huge step forward, allowing sureCore to shorten cycle times to production ramped products," explained Paul Wells, CEO, sureCore's. "The initial team staffing this facility has numerous patents to its credit, positioning it as a centre of low power SRAM excellence right from the start."

The centre extends the design expertise of the sureCore technology team by adding key personnel, whose principal focus is on low power SRAM design. The Leuven team will accelerate the optimisation of the sureCore world-class, low power technology and ensure its production readiness.

sureCore's low power SRAM IP technology is particularly attractive to wearable electronics and IoT applications, where extending battery life is crucial. It is also valuable in the networking space where power and heat dissipation are critical considerations. A successful 28nm test chips run in March last year delivered more than 50% power savings versus industry-standard SRAMs.

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