Kilopass’ Engineering Fellow Recipient of Best Paper Award at MemCon



Presentation Details Kilopass’ New VLT Technology for DRAM Applications


SAN JOSE, CALIF. –– November 2, 2016 –– Kilopass Technology, Inc., the leading provider of semiconductor embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) intellectual property (IP), was awarded the Best Paper honor at MemCon on October 11 in Santa Clara, Calif.

Bruce Bateman, engineering fellow, presented, “A Novel Bulk Vertical-Layer Thyristor (VLT) Cell for DRAM Applications,” receiving the highest rating from attendees’ track surveys ranking 15 sessions in three tracks. His presentation described the way Kilopass’ new VLT technology eliminates the need for DRAM refresh, is compatible with existing process technologies and offers lower power, better area efficiency and compatibility.

“We would like to congratulate Bruce Bateman and Kilopass for a winning presentation on this intriguing new technology,” remarks Craig Cochran, vice president, Corporate Marketing at Cadence Design Systems, organizer of MemCon. “We’re pleased Kilopass chose MemCon as the venue to showcase VLT to the U.S. market.”

“I’m proud of everyone at Kilopass and pleased that Bruce’s presentation was so well received by the community,” adds Charlie Cheng, Kilopass’ chief executive officer. “The Best Paper Award is a testament to our belief a vertical thyristor technology would be appealing to the semiconductor market.”

To view the presentation click here: MemCon PPT




About Kilopass

Kilopass Technology, Inc., is the leader in embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP). Its patented technologies of one-time programmable (OTP) NVM solutions have boundless capacity to scale to advanced CMOS process geometries. They are portable to every major foundry and integrated device manufacturer (IDM), and meet market demands for increased integration, higher densities, lower cost, low-power management, better reliability and improved security. Trusted by today’s best-known brands, Kilopass’ technology has been integrated by more than 170 customers, with 10-billion units shipped in over 400 industrial, automotive, consumer electronics, mobile, analog and mixed-signal, and internet of things (IoT) chip designs. For more information, visit or email

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