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Attopsemi's I-fuse OTP worked at 0.4V and 1uW read on GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22nm FD-SOI for Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems' (IPMS) battery-less 61GHz RFID tags

Attopsemi's I-fuse™ OTP provides ultra-low read voltage/current, ultra-low program voltage/current, small size and wide temperature to enable GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22nm FD-SOI for Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems’ (IPMS) 61GHz RFID tags in IoT applications.

Santa Clara, California -- November 19, 2018 - Attopsemi Technology, a revolutionary OTP IP vendor, announced today that it recently had 64x1 OTP (One-Time Programmable) IP working at 0.4V and 1uW read for Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems’ (IPMS) battery-less 61GHz RFID tags on GLOBALFOUDNRIES 22nm (22FDX®) FD-SOI process.

Attopsemi, a fuse-based OTP IP provider, has I-fuse™ IP across all CMOS processes from 0.7um to 22nm, 7nm, and beyond, including G, LP, ULP, mixed signal, high voltage, BCD processes, and FD-SOI, etc. Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS), a leading-edge research institute, developed high frequency and miniature RFID tags for industry, communication, and IoT applications.

“Our high performance RFID tags run at 61GHz that needs OTP with very low read voltage/power of 0.4V/1uW, and low program voltage/current of about 1.0V/1.0mA for authentication. We found GF’s 22FDX technology and Attopsemi’s I-fuse™ OTP can meet our requirements. We’re very glad to have these technologies to enable our high performance, battery-less 61GHz RFID tags,” said Hans-Juergen Holland, Deputy Head of Business Unit WMS, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS).

“We sincerely appreciate GF and Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems’ (IPMS) support in developing our proprietary ultra-low power I-fuse™ OTP technology for RFID tags,” said Shine Chung, Chairman of Attopsemi. “This project has proved that we have innovative circuit techniques other than the innovative I-fuse™ techniques. After years of dedicated works, our I-fuse™ technology has finally found an application to prove I-fuse™ can provide low power read other than low power program. By using a fraction of program current and cell area than the other OTP solutions, we highly expect our I-fuse™ can bring more substantial benefits to the ultra-low power IoT applications.”

About Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS)

Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) is one of the currently 69 institutes making up the Fraunhofer Society for the Promotion of Applied Research the leading European organization for application oriented research. With 280 scientists the organization develop among other research areas in the field of RFID, wireless sensor nodes and RFID system integration. Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) has extensive experience in application-oriented research and development, especially in the areas of analog and digital circuit design, antenna design and sensor integration, module integration as well as system and software integration in modern industrial architectures. Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) is therefore able to offer complete and comprehensive assistance from idea to prototype production and pilot series.

About Attopsemi Technology

Founded in 2010, Attopsemi Technology is dedicated to developing and licensing fuse-based One-Time Programmable (OTP) IP to all CMOS process technologies from 0.7um to 7nm and beyond with various silicided polysilicon and HKMG technologies. Attopsemi provides the best possible OTP solutions for all merits in small size, high quality, high reliability, low power, high speed, wide temperature and high data security. Attopsemi's proprietary I-fuse™ OTP technologies have been proven in numerous CMOS technologies and in several silicon foundries.

Attopsemi's I-fuse OTP worked at 0.4V and 1uW read on GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22nm FD-SOI for Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems' (IPMS) battery-less 61GHz RFID tags

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