Sidense Joins ARM Connected Community

Ottawa, Canada - November 22nd, 2006 - Sidense today announced it is a new member in the ARM® Connected Community, the industry's largest ecosystem of ARM technology-based products and services.

"We are extremely excited to join the ARM Connected Community." said Xerxes Wania, Chief Executive Officer, Sidense. "Through the ARM Connected Community, we are a part of an elite group of strategic ARM partners striving to produce the most cost effective, secure, reliable and integrated solution for our customers."

The ARM embedded processors address many different market segments including consumer electronics, automotive systems, home networking and wireless technologies. Different processor architectures are required to address these diverse technologies. The Sidense one-time programmable (OTP) macros, with its in-field programming capability can greatly lower development costs, reduce time-to-market, and enhance the ability to quickly and easily develop new solutions. Sidense's NVM products give the user the flexibility to choose from a wide range of silicon proven products for a fully embedded solution. The user can choose from several different foundries and nodes, memory sizes, bus widths and configurations.

The ARM Connected Community is a global network of companies aligned to provide a complete solution, from design to manufacture and end use, for products based on the ARM architecture. ARM offers a variety of resources to Community members, including promotional programs and peer-networking opportunities that enable a variety of ARM Partners to come together to provide end-to-end customer solutions. Visitors to the ARM Connected Community have the ability to contact members directly through the website.

"The Connected Community is all about companies working together to provide the most complete solutions in the shortest possible time. By joining the Community, which now comprises more than 375 companies, Sidense increases the large portfolio of skills, products and services that are centered around the ARM architecture, and currently available to developers worldwide", said Ian Thornton, director of Solutions Marketing for ARM.

For more information about the ARM Connected Community, please visit

About Sidense Corp.

Sidense Corp. provides secure, dense and reliable non-volatile memory IP cores for use in standard logic CMOS processes. No additional masks or process steps are required. Sidense's proprietary 1T-Fuse™ technology is available in 0.180um, 0.130um, 90nm, and 65nm from the leading foundries. Ideal applications include electrical fuse replacement, flash and mask programmable ROM replacement, code storage, RFID, unique ID, encryption, key storage, HDMI and digital rights management (DRM). The company has offices in Mississauga and Ottawa, Canada and sales offices in San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit

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Shaun Markey
Sidense Corp.
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