SILTERRA Unveils 180nm Ultra Low Leakage Technology To Position in IoT Sensor Hub IC Market

Partnering with VeriSilicon Holding to offer complete Physical IP Solutions in SilTerra IoT platform

Kulim, Malaysia, Sep 7, 2017 – SilTerra Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian home grown leading semiconductor wafer foundry, today unveiled its latest 0.18-micron CMOS based Ultra Low Leakage (180nm ULL) process technology. Together with its partner, VeriSilicon Holding Co Ltd, to jointly announce the release of 180nm ULL physical IP design kit to serve the fast growing Internet-Of-Things (IoT) Sensor Hub IC market application.

SilTerra's 0.18-micron ULL technology offers its thin gate CMOS devices with extreme low leakage current, which is 95% lesser than the generic 0.18-micron CMOS device leakage current. The merit of designing with ultra low leakage CMOS device is to prolong the battery life of the IoT edge devices, such as Smart Metering, Temperature / Humidity Sensor, RF Proximity Tag, Smart lighting, Smart Tag / Beacon as well as wearable sport gadgets. 

This technology is developed with reduced process masking steps and supported with multi-Vt options which enable our customers to optimize their chip design for performance and power consumption.

The 180nm ULL technology features the smaller and silicon proven 2.97mm2  6TSRAM bitcell which is suitable for the high density embedded memory design. In addition, the technology offers modular process option such as RFCMOS passive and active devices,  as well as embedded Flash memory, which is ideal for single System-On-Chip (SoC) solution for IoT sensor hub IC design.

To align with SilTerra 180nm ULL technology launched, VeriSilicon releases the full package of ultra low power physical IP design kit which includes 7 tracks standard cell library,  Memory compilers and Programmable Circuit Under Pad (CUP) IO library. The silicon validated design kit would enable customer to shorten design cycle time and lowering the design risk.

“I am pleased to announce the release of SilTerra 0.18-micron ULL technology and its associated PDK and IP’s. As the world is foraying into IoT era like smart homes, smart cities, smart farming, Industry 4.0 and etc, more smart things are connected everywhere which operates 24x7. Hence there is a huge demand for sensor hub IC to connect these sensors to send signaling data to the cloud for further analytical processing." quoted Yit Loong Lai, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing of SilTerra.  "Our 0.18-micron ULL technology platform is cost effective with extreme low power, which is ideal for our customers to adopt this technology for the sensor hub IC market."  Lai added.

About SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd:

SilTerra Malaysia Sdn Bhd is a semiconductor wafer foundry offering fabrication and design support services in CMOS logic, High-Voltage, Mixed-signal, RF, BCD, Power and MEMS technologies down to 90 nanometer feature size. SilTerra’s wafer fab has a design-in capacity of 40,000 eight-inch wafers per month and currently serves customers in US, Taiwan, Korea and China. 

Environmentally vigilant, SilTerra delivers award-winning, world-class performance to its customers seeking flexible capacity, custom technologies, competitive advantages and around the clock customer support. SilTerra is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001 certified. Starting commercial production in 2001, the company’s headquarters and factory are located in Malaysia’s KulimHigh-TechPark, with sales and marketing offices in San Jose (California) and Hsinchu (Taiwan).

For additional information on SilTerra or its services, please visit www.silterra.com



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