BiTMICRO(R) Networks Signs Corporate Agreement for Kilopass 90-Nanometer XPM Memory Technology; XPM Picked for Secure Software Storage for Next-Generation Storage Solutions

SANTA CLARA, CA and FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jul 17, 2006 -- Kilopass Technology, a leading provider of semiconductor non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP), and BiTMICRO Networks, a maker of intelligent flash solid-state disk (SSD) solutions, announced that the companies have signed a corporate license agreement. BiTMICRO is integrating Kilopass' XPM embedded, non-volatile memory technology in its next-generation system-on-chip (SoC) devices and large capacity E-Disk® flash solid-state disks.

BiTMICRO SoCs comprise the Translation and Linking of I/O Nodes (TALINO™) high-speed disk controllers, featuring integrated common industry standard interface cores, and the Intelligent Storage Interconnect Platform (ISIP™) flash memory controllers, which will provide high-performance multi-vendor support for large arrays of flash devices. Both controllers are expected to be deployed in E-Disk® maxIO™ SSDs, the next generation of solid-state storage solutions that define BiTMICRO's vision for the much awaited proliferation of flash memory based storage in the enterprise. E-Disk® maxIO™ storage devices are very high performance SSDs that come in industry standard and small storage form factors supporting the latest high-speed storage interfaces.

The SoCs with Kilopass XPM memory technology target 90nm standard logic CMOS processes from a world-leading commercial foundry. XPM technology is being used to store E-Disk® boot-up code securely, and to perform factory-floor programming to reduce the inventory management cost.

"After evaluating a number of alternatives, we chose Kilopass' XPM memory technology since it provides the best standard logic CMOS solution for our secure software storage," remarked Rudy Bruce, Executive Vice President for Marketing and Sales at BiTMICRO Networks. "XPM technology will become part of the new storage revolution that will change the way business enterprises store, process, and retrieve information," Bruce explained.

"Using embedded non-volatile memory to securely and inexpensively store boot code is one of the many applications for which companies such as BiTMICRO are turning to XPM," added Charles Ng, VP of worldwide sales and marketing. "We are pleased to be part of that next storage revolution and welcome BiTMICRO, to the growing list of Kilopass customers, who are using our patented XPM technology for secure storage."

About XPM

Kilopass' silicon-proven, low-cost and highly secure XPM memory technology, offers the benefits of post-manufacturing programming of non-volatile memory implemented in standard-logic CMOS processes, including 0.18um, 0.13um and 90nm. Applications for embedded XPM memories include analog trimming and calibration, chip IDs, security keys, DRM (Digital Rights Management), HDMI, memory repair, CMOS image sensors, digital logic configuration, and secure firmware storage.

About Kilopass Technology

Kilopass Technology, Inc. was founded with the mission of becoming the industry leader in embedded NVM technology. The Company's super-permanent memory technology is manufactured using standard commercial CMOS processes, and is used for storage of firmware and security codes. Kilopass has been included in four iterations of the Silicon 60, EE Times' list of 60 emerging startups and was listed as one of the startups shaping tomorrow's technology by EE Times.

Kilopass is headquartered at 3333 Octavius Dr. Suite 101, Santa Clara, CA 95054, USA. For more information, please visit, call (408) 980-8808 or email Email Contact.

About BiTMICRO Networks

BiTMICRO® Networks ( is the leading provider of high performance non-volatile solid-state disk and semiconductor solutions. The Company's flagship product, the E-Disk® SSD, is offered with SCSI Narrow and Wide, IDE/ATA and Fibre Channel interfaces in 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard disk drive footprints, and 19-inch rack mount configurations scalable up to several terabytes of pure solid-state storage. Its next-gen Translation and Linking of I/O Nodes (TALINO™) controllers comprise a family of Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) devices that succeed the highly successful disk controller chipset of BiTMICRO's electronic disk technology. On the other hand, the Intelligent Storage Interconnect Platform (ISIP™) solutions comprises flash memory management interface controllers that are designed to orchestrate massively parallel and multi-block I/O operations on large arrays of flash devices.

E-Disk®, BiTMICRO®, maxIO™, TALINO™, and ISIP™ are registered trademarks and trademarks of BiTMICRO Networks, Inc. Others are trademarks of their respective companies or other countries. High-resolution photo images of BiTMICRO's product line are available at

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