NeoFuse and UMC's 28nm HV platform combination targets fast-growing OLED Market

eMemory, the provider of non-volatile memory intellectual property, and United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a global semiconductor foundry, have announced that eMemory´s NeoFuse IP has been qualified on UMC´s 28nm High Voltage (HV) platform to target the fast-growing OLED market, the companies said.

Key customers have completed successful product tape outs using this IP and process, which are ready for mass production.

eMemory logic NVM solutions have been implemented in a wide range of UMC´s HV process nodes for OLED applications. As the logic NVM IP provider in the HV process, eMemory has maintained a close relationship with UMC to verify eMemory NVM solutions at early stages of process development.

As OLED displays have taken a dominant position in high-end smartphones, small display driver ICs (SDDIs) have become performance driven. Compared with 55nm or 40nm HV, the 28nm HV process can provide faster data rates for OLED DDIs, higher SRAM density and better power consumption, all of which result in superior image quality with ideal power efficiency. The more advanced node also allows the use of increasingly complex algorithms for powerful display engines.

UMC is the worldwide foundry provider of SDDI, with the most SDDI wafer shipments among all foundries in 2019. The company´s 28nm HV process features the industry´s smallest SRAM bit cells to reduce chip height and area, while its 28nm Gate-Last HKMG scheme features superior leakage and dynamic power performance to enhance battery life for mobile devices.

eMemory is the world´s top-tier eNVM IP provider, and eMemory´s NeoFuse is a NVM technology offering the advantages of low-power operation in a wide range of applications with good reliability and high security from 0.15um down to technology nodes.

eMemory Technology Inc. is the world´s largest pure-play developer and provider of logic-based non-volatile memory (Logic NVM) technology. The company has licensed its intellectual property to semiconductor foundries, integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), and fabless design houses around the world.

eMemory´s proprietary IP technologies include NeoBit, NeoFuse, NeoMTP, NeoEE and NeoPUF. Products developed with these core technologies have been made into more than 41 billion ICs used in various consumer, industrial and automotive applications.

UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a global semiconductor foundry. The company provides mature and advanced IC production with a focus on Specialty Technologies to serve applications spanning every major sector of the electronics industry. UMC can be found on the web at http://www.umc.com.