Sidense a Finalist in Red Herring Canada Top 50

  • Selection places Sidense among top innovators, decision-makers, and key players from technology companies across Canada
Ottawa, Canada - August 27th, 2008 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, today announced that it has been selected by global media company, Red Herring, as a finalist in the organization’s Canada Top 50 list, part of the Red Herring Canada 2008 event, celebrating Canadian Technology and Innovation. Canada 2008 will be held September 15-17 in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.

Xerxes Wania, Sidense President and CEO, said, “We are honored to be among the finalists for this prestigious award, which recognizes some of the top Canadian technology companies. We look forward to the announcement of the winners next month in Mont-Tremblant and wish to thank Red Herring for their consideration of us.”

Companies considered for the Red Herring Canada 2008 Top 50 Awards must be privately owned, have their headquarters in Canada and have a technology, cleantech (knowledge-based products or services that improve operational performance, productivity, or efficiency while reducing costs, inputs, energy consumption, waste, or pollution) or life sciences focus. In addition, a qualifying company must possess a disruptive technology or process with significant market potential.

About Sidense

Sidense, listed on EE Times 60 Emerging Startups list for 2008, provides secure, dense and reliable non-volatile, one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP for use in standard-logic CMOS processes, with no additional masks or process steps required. Sidense's patented one-transistor 1T-Fuse™ architecture (U.S. Patent #7402855 and others) provides the industry’s smallest footprint and lowest power Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) solution.

Sidense OTP memory is available at 180nm, 130nm, 90nm and 65nm and scalable to 45nm and below. The IP is available at UMC, TSMC, SMIC, Tower and Chartered. Customers are using Sidense OTP for analog trimming, code storage, encryption keys such as HDCP, RFID and Chip ID, medical, automotive, and configurable processors and logic. For more information, visit

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world's best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine; an online daily technology news service; technology newsletters, and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider's access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy. For more information on Canada 2008, visit

Media Contact Sidense Contact
Cain Communications for Sidense
Susan Cain
Tel: 503-538-2747
Jim Lipman
Tel: 925-606-1370

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