Sidense Honored as Red Herring Canada Top 50 Winner for 2008

  • Company recognized as semiconductor technology leader
Ottawa, Canada - September 18th, 2008 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, today announced that global media company, Red Herring, has selected Sidense as a winner in the semiconductor category and has included the company in the organization’s Canada Top 50 list. The announcement was made this week at Red Herring’s Canada 2008 event, held in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.

Xerxes Wania, Sidense President and CEO, said, “We are very pleased to be recognized by Red Herring as one of Canada’s top innovators, decision-makers, and key players in the technology arena. Inclusion on the Canada Top 50 list validates our technology and business strategy as a semiconductor one-time programmable memory IP developer and supplier.”

Companies granted a Red Herring Canada 2008 Top 50 Award must be privately owned, have their headquarters in Canada and have a technology, cleantech or life sciences focus. In addition, a qualifying company must possess a disruptive technology or process with significant market potential. The list of Top 50 Award winners can be found at

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.

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

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