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Attorney fee issue sent back to district court to determine if Kilopass pursued baseless patent infringement claims against Sidense

Ottawa, Canada – January 8, 2014 – Sidense Corp., a leading developer of non-volatile memory OTP IP cores, today announced that a panel of judges in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit instructed the District Court for the Northern District of California to reconsider its ruling denying Sidense an award of the attorney's fees it incurred in successfully defending the patent infringement lawsuit filed against it by Kilopass Technology Inc. Because this decision has liberalized the legal standard for recovery of attorney fees, it has received extensive attention in the media.

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SHF Memory IP targets advanced process node designs

Ottawa, Canada – December 26, 2013 – Sidense Corp., a leading developer of non-volatile memory OTP IP cores, today announced that its SHF Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) macros have met stringent JEDEC accelerated testing requirements for TSMC's 28HPM and 28HPL process nodes.

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Revenues doubled over Fiscal Year 2012

Ottawa, Canada – November 26, 2013 – Sidense Corp.,a leading developer of non-volatile memory OTP IP cores, today announced that its fiscal year 2013, which ended September 30, 2013 (FY2013), was its best year yet for revenue. In addition, the fourth quarter of FY2013 established a new quarterly revenue record for Sidense.

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Sidense 1T-OTP macros chosen by Novatek for use in mobile display driver ICs

Ottawa, Canada – November 12, 2013 – Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, today announced that Novatek Microelectronics Corp. has selected Sidense's 1T-Fuse™-based 1T-OTP memory IP for its display driver ICs for flat-panel displays. Novatek's decision to use Sidense's high-voltage SLP NVM macros was based on several compelling features, including very low power consumption, high reliability and small OTP macro footprint.

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SHF non-volatile memory macros selected for 40nm product implementation

Ottawa, Canada – October 29, 2013- Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, today announced that Sigma Designs®, a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for converging multimedia delivery of home entertainment, home control, and connectivity, has selected Sidense 1T-Fuse™-based 1T-OTP memory IP for use in their next generation DTV and home entertainment product lines.

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  • Sidense 1T-OTP macros used for customer program storage in MP3 players and other audio equipment

Ottawa, Canada – September 9, 2013- Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, today announced that Mountain View Silicon Technology (MV Silicon), a supplier of ICs used in a broad range of audio applications, has chosen Sidense 1T-Fuse™-based 1T-OTP memory IP for use in its ICs for processing, conversion and amplification in audio devices. 

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Sidense 1T-OTP chosen by Richtek for its Small Size, Low Cost and High Reliability

Ottawa, Canada – Aug 29, 2013- Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, today announced that Richtek Technology has selected Sidense 1T-Fuse™-based 1T-OTP memory IP for its Power Management IC (PMIC) products. The decision to use Sidense SLP NVM macros was based on several 1T-OTP features that help give Richtek a competitive edge over other PMIC providers.

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  • SHF 1T-OTP targeted for SoCs implemented in 40nm, 28nm, 20nm and smaller geometries.
  • Sidense 1T-OTP used in a wide range of leading semiconductor manufacturers' 40nm and 28nm designs

Ottawa, Canada – July 31, 2013- Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, today announced its SHF (Sidense Hiper Fuse) one-time programmable (OTP) memory for ICs developed in advanced processes at 40nm, 28nm, 20nm and smaller geometries. Sidense SHF 1T-OTP has already been qualified in 40nm processes in both G and LP variants, and is completing qualification in multiple 28nm processes with 20nm qualification to follow.

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  • In its one-word opinion, the Federal Circuit “AFFIRMED” Sidense’s summary judgment of non-infringement on Kilopass’ patent claims, as well as the dismissal of all of Kilopass’ remaining claims against Sidense.

Ottawa, Canada - (April 11, 2013) - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, announced today that a panel of judges in the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit "Affirmed" the District Court for the Northern District of California's summary judgment of non-infringement on Kilopass' patent claims and its dismissal, with prejudice, of all remaining claims against Sidense. This represents a clear and unequivocal win for Sidense. Twice now, in summary judgment, and now on appeal, United States courts have agreed with Sidense that Kilopass' lawsuit against it was entirely without merit.

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  • 1T-OTP fully qualified for automotive temperature range, supporting AEC-Q100 Grade 0 applications on TSMC 180nm BCD process.
  • Chosen by a number of leading semiconductor companies, enabling cost-effective NVM for high-reliability devices.

Ottawa, Canada - (April 1, 2013) - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, announced today that the Company's 1T-OTP macros for TSMC's 180nm BCD 1.8/5V/HV and G 1.8/5V processes have met all of TSMC's IP9000 Assessment program requirements. Sidense OTP macros are fully qualified for -40ºC to 150°C read and field-programmable operations to support applications such as automotive electronics that require reliable operation and long-life data retention in high-temperature environments.

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  • 1T-OTP available in high-voltage CMOS process for a wide range of applications including LED lighting, power management and display controllers

Ottawa, Canada, Seoul, South Korea and Cupertino, Calif. – (March 25, 2013)- MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation("MagnaChip") (NYSE: MX),a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, and Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores today announced that Sidense's SLP 1T-OTP macros have been fully qualified for MagnaChip's 180nm 1.8/3.3/18V high-voltage CMOS and mixed-signal process. Semiconductor devices fabricated in these processes are used in applications such as LED lighting controllers, display controllers and power-management ICs (PMICs) for mobile and other high-volume applications.

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  • Fiscal year ends with record bookings, wide market coverage and strong patent portfolio.

Ottawa, Canada – (October 16, 2012) Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, has announced that it has licensed its 1T-OTP memory IP to the Company's 100th customer. The company also achieved the best fiscal year ending September 30th, with the highest bookings in the Company's history. Additionally, Sidense has built a strong antifuse patent portfolio, backing its 1T-OTP as a preferred antifuse NVM technology choice across the semiconductor industry.

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  • After granting Sidense summary judgment of non-infringement on Kilopass' patent claims, the Court today dismissed Kilopass' remaining claims with prejudice and entered Judgment in favor of Sidense

Ottawa, Canada – (October 3, 2012) Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, today announced that the United States District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed with prejudice all of Kilopass' remaining business tort claims against Sidense. With the Court's recent decision granting Sidense summary judgment of non-infringement, this ruling terminates the entire Kilopass case. The Sidense victory is complete.

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  • Exar using Sidense's SiPROM NVM macro in Connectivity product line

Ottawa, Canada – (September 11, 2012) Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, has announced that Exar has licensed its 1T-OTP memory IP. Exar, a provider of high-performance analog mixed-signal integrated circuits and advanced sub-system solutions, is using Sidense's SiPROM OTP in their Connectivity product line. The 1T-OTP SiPROM helps enable in-system, field programmability of user settings and storage of configuration information in a very small footprint.

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  • The Court finds that there is no genuine dispute of material fact that Sidense's technology does not infringe

Ottawa, Canada – (August 17, 2012) Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, announced today that the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted Sidense's motion for summary judgment of non-infringement of all three Kilopass patents asserted in the lawsuit. The Court determined that no reasonable jury could find that Sidense infringed any claim of Kilopass' asserted patents. This is a resounding victory for Sidense and Kilopass will not be permitted to present its patent infringement claims to a jury.

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Ottawa, Canada – (March 13, 2012) Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, has announced that it has fully qualified its 1T-OTP macros for GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 65nm LPe (low-power) process and has licensed OTP macros to Toumaz Microsystems for this process.

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  • Sidense memory for TSMC's 65nm process helps Aptina provide customers with superior imaging technology

Ottawa, Canada – (February 21, 2012) Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, announced that Aptina, a leading provider of CMOS image sensors and camera modules, is using Sidense's field-programmable 1T-OTP memory macros for several image sensor and camera module products for the mobile, consumer, automotive and surveillance markets. Developed for use at TSMC's 65nm low-power (LP) process node, the 1T-OTP macros provide a reliable and flexible memory solution in a small footprint to support calibration and optimization of image sensors in a chip, module or system environment.

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  • Company's 1T-OTP bookings at an all-time high; first customer licensed for TSMC 28nm process.

 

Ottawa, Canada – (January 18, 2012) Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, announced its bookings over the quarter ending December 31, 2011, the first quarter of Sidense's Fiscal Year 2012, were the highest in the Company's history. Sidense has also licensed to customers the first commercially available 1T antifuse one-time programmable (OTP) non-volatile memory (NVM) macros at 28nm. This includes a customer using TSMC's 28nm HPL process.

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Secures funding for NVM development in advanced nodes and continued business growth. 

Ottawa, Canada - (October 17, 2011) - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, announced today that it has raised an additional $5.6 million for its Round C financing from several sources, including one new source, Ontario Emerging Technologies Fund (OETF). Also participating in this round of funding are existing Venture Capital investors including Tech Capital Partners, VentureLink, and Vertex Venture Capital.

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Sidense adds SiPROM one-time programmable (OTP) memory macros at 90LP to growing list of products that meet TSMC’s IP9000 Assessment requirements.

Ottawa, Canada - (September 12, 2011) - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, announced today that the Company’s SiPROM 1T-Fuse™ OTP macro family for the 90LP process has met TSMC’s IP9000 Assessment program requirements. This achievement adds to the list of 1T-OTP products at several process nodes that have already met IP9000 Assessment.

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After the court’s decision, in favor of Sidense, Kilopass asks for a 5 month trial delay

Ottawa, Canada - (Sept. 6, 2011) - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, announced that on August 31, 2011, District Court Judge Honorable Susan Illston issued her patent claim construction ruling which, as expected, indicates that Kilopass should not be able to win its patent infringement lawsuit against Sidense.

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Sidense files lawsuit on five counts including Defamation, Interference, and Unfair Competition in the District Court for the Northern District of California

Ottawa, Canada - (Sept. 2, 2011) - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, has filed a lawsuit against Kilopass Technology Inc. as well as its CEO, Mr. Charlie Cheng, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Sidense is seeking a jury trial and damages for five causes of action, including Defamation, Intentional Interference with Contractual Relations, Intentional Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage, Unfair Competition under California Business and Professions Code as well as Federal Unfair Competition.

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USPTO Examiner rejects Kilopass’ arguments on Appeal

Ottawa, Canada - (Sept. 2, 2011) - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Examiner has reasserted his position that all eleven claims in Sidense’s U.S. Patent No. 7,402,855 (‘855) patent are valid over the Kilopass Peng patents, once again rejecting Kilopass’ arguments to the contrary. All ‘855 patent claims remain "confirmed." A copy of the Examiner’s Answer is available on Sidense’s website.

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Sidense 130nm SiPROM one-time programmable (OTP) memory macros meet all of TSMC's IP9000 Assessment requirements and garner acceptance across an increasing number of application segments

Ottawa, Canada - (August 2, 2011) - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, announced today that the Company's SiPROM 1T-Fuse™ OTP macro family at 130nm has met the requirements of TSMC's rigorous IP9000 Assessment program.

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1T-OTP bit-cell proven with 1.8V IO oxide in 40nm and 28nm process nodes.

Ottawa, Canada - June 6, 2011 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory cores, announced that it is the first IP provider to offer antifuse-based memory products supporting 1.8V IO at 40nm and 28nm process nodes.

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Sidense SLP and ULP one-time programmable (OTP) memory macros meet all of TSMC's IP9000 Assessment requirements

Ottawa, Canada - (April 5, 2011) - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, announced today that the Company's SLP and ULP OTP product families have met the Assessment requirements of TSMC's rigorous IP9000 program.

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ON Semiconductor to develop Application Specific Integrated Circuits and Standards
Products (ASIC and ASSP) using Sidense one-time programmable (OTP) macros

Ottawa, Canada and PHOENIX, Arizona - March 31, 2011 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, and ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ONNN), a premier supplier of high performance silicon solutions for energy efficient electronics, have announced that Sidense has ported its 180 nanometer (nm) OTP memory SLP product line to ONC18, ON Semiconductor’s 180 nm digital and mixed-signal technology platform.

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Further victories put Sidense in a strong position to win litigation

Ottawa, Canada – February 3, 2011 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP cores, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has validated Sidense's non-infringement position and rejected all claims of two Kilopass' patents it asserted against Sidense in the Kilopass v. Sidense lawsuit.

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Landslide victory by Sidense in 1T OTP patent claims against Kilopass Technology

Ottawa, Canada – January 26, 2011 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, has won a quick decisive victory over Kilopass Technology in its attempt to invalidate Sidense's U.S. Patent No. 7,402,855 ('855) directed to Sidense's 1T OTP technology.

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Customers finding Sidense one-time programmable (OTP) memory a key ingredient for SoC success

Ottawa, Canada – January 18, 2011 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, announced today that the Company has qualified its OTP (one-time programmable) products in three GLOBALFOUNDRIES CMOS processes – 180nm, 130nm and 65nm. Customers are using Sidense OTP implemented by GLOBALFOUNDRIES in a wide range of products, targeting such diverse applications as USB and touch screen controllers, silicon clocks, power management chips, HDMI controllers and configurable storage.

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Sidense completes filing of all three Kilopass memory cell patents asserted against the Company

Ottawa, Canada – November 29, 2010 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, announced today that it has requested the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to reexamine Kilopass U.S. Patent Nos. 6,950,751 entitled "High density semiconductor memory cell and memory array using a single transistor and having variable gate oxide breakdown," and rule that the claims of this patent are invalid.

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Sidense asks United States Patent and Trademark Office to invalidate Kilopass 1T memory cell patents asserted against the Company

Ottawa, Canada – November 2, 2010 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, announced today that it has requested the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to reexamine Kilopass U.S. Patent Nos. 6,777,757 and 6,856,540, each entitled "High Density Semiconductor Memory Cell and Memory Array using a Single Transistor," and rule that the claims of these patents are invalid.

 

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Best year for bookings ever for fiscal year ending September 30, 2010

Ottawa, Canada – October 25, 2010 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, announced today that the Company has achieved record annual bookings for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010. Furthermore, the Company's Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from end of FY2008 to end of FY2010 was a robust 43.51%.

 

 

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Sidense further strengthens position in Kilopass Litigation

Ottawa, Canada – October 15, 2010 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, announced that Judge Illston has granted Kilopass permission to file its proposed Second Amended Complaint (Kilopass's third version of a complaint), but ruled that "No further amendments of the complaint will be allowed." Judge Illston noted that this mooted Sidense's motion to dismiss Kilopass' prior complaint, but ruled that "if [Sidense] determines that issues as to [the complaint's] sufficiency remain, it may file an appropriate motion [to dismiss]."

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Company further strengthens 1T-OTP memory patent portfolio

Ottawa, Canada – August 20, 2010 – Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has recently granted the Company Patent Number 7,755,162, "Anti-fuse Memory Cell." The '162 patent adds to the Company's fast growing patent portfolio covering its 1T-FuseTM memory technology. Sidense's 1T-Fuse Split-Channel bit cell is at the heart of its secure, reliable and cost-effective non-volatile, one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP products, comprising the SiPROM, SLP and ULP families.

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Motion states that Kilopass’s allegations are vague and without substance

Ottawa, Canada – August 10, 2010 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, announced it has filed a motion in US District Court seeking dismissal and/or amendment of Kilopass’s numerous claims on grounds that Kilopass has not satisfied the most basic legal requirements in its allegations against Sidense.

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New one-transistor OTP product targeted for eFuse replacement in precision analog trim applications

Ottawa, Canada – June 7, 2010 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, today announced the introduction of the Company’s ULP (Ultra-Low Power) one-time programmable (OTP) macro family. Like all Sidense OTP memory products, ULP macros are based on the Company’s patented one-transistor (1T) split-channel architecture (1T-Fuse™) and require no additional masks or process steps, thus adding no extra wafer processing cost.

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Company taking actions to prove invalidity of Kilopass 1T patent infringement assertions

Ottawa, Canada – May 23, 2010 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) OTP IP cores, has announced it intends to prove that the only patent asserted against it by Kilopass Technology, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on May 14, 2010, is invalid.

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Ottawa, Canada – May 17, 2010 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, has acknowledged reports that Kilopass has commenced legal proceedings against it in California by stating it believes any allegations that it is infringing Kilopass patents to be without substance or merit.

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Additional funds to be used to support Sidense’s growth as an NVM IP leader

Ottawa, Canada - May 11th, 2010 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, announced today that it has raised $5 million in a Series B, growth capital venture capital financing round led by VentureLink Funds of Canada. Also participating in this round of funding are existing funding partners Tech Capital Partners and Trellis Capital of Canada and Vertex Venture Capital of Israel. This money will be used to expand Sidense’s development of embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) products for use in systems-on-chips (SoCs) implemented in leading-edge silicon processes and to enhance the Company’s sales and marketing efforts.

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Ottawa, Canada - April 9th, 2010 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, today announced that Parade Technologies Ltd., a leading innovator of digital video interface products, has selected Sidense’s 1T-Fuse™-based OTP memory for use in their HDMI switch products. The 64Kbit macro will be used for several purposes, including HDCP key, EDID (Extended Display Information Data) information and code storage.

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Ottawa, Canada and Bristol, UK - January 13th, 2010 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, and Audium Semiconductor, a developer of highly efficient audio power amplifier integrated circuits, have announced the use of Sidense’s ultra-low-power SLP one-time programmable (OTP) memory in Audium’s recently announced high efficiency AS1001 audio power amplifier chip. The Sidense OTP macro is used to predefine register defaults after a chip reset.

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Ottawa, Canada - November 12th, 2009 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP cores, today announced the appointment of Todd Humes as the company’s new Vice President of Product Engineering. Mr. Humes will report to CEO and President Xerxes Wania and will be responsible for working with the engineering team to optimize the cost, quality, performance, reliability, manufacturability and user features of Sidense’s non-volatile memory (NVM) IP products.

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  • Highly secure OTP memory used for WHDI key storage on AMIMON WHDI™ chips
Ottawa, Canada - October 13th, 2009 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, today announced that AMIMON, the market leader in wireless High Definition (HD) semiconductor solutions, is employing Sidense’s 1T-Fuse™-based one-time programmable (OTP) memory macro technology in chips used for uncompressed wireless high-definition video connectivity. The chips are used in AMIMON’s second-generation WHDI™ (Wireless Home Digital Interface) transmitter and receiver products designed for wireless delivery of full uncompressed 1080p/60Hz HD video content throughout the entire home.

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  • Faraday Technology uses Sidense memory IP to develop secure bridge chip
Ottawa, Canada - September 24th, 2009 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, today announced that Faraday Technology Corp. (Faraday), a leader in the USB market, selected Sidense’s 1T-Fuse™ single-transistor bit cell, one-time programmable (OTP) macros for use in a USB secure drive application. The 16Kbit Sidense macro provides a highly secure storage medium for protecting data, applications and IDs on the drive.

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  • 8 Kbits of OTP provide fine programming granularity for critical performance parameters and rapid product time-to-market
Ottawa, Canada and Santa Clara, Calif. - June 9th, 2009 - Sidense Corp., a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, and SpectraLinear, Inc., a leading provider of timing solutions for the consumer, computation, embedded, and communication markets, today announced that Sidense’s 1T-Fuse™ single-transistor bit cell non-volatile memory macros represented a key component in SpectraLinear’s recently announced PC EProClock® programmable PC clock family.

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  • High-density memory macro helps ParkerVision meet power, cost and form factor constraints
  • Qualified, embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) technology available at multiple foundries
Ottawa, Canada - April 21st, 2009 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, today announced that its 1T-OTP one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP is available for customer designs at the 65nm process node. Sidense is the first embedded OTP vendor to announce high density (above 1 Mbit) product availability for both standard-logic and low-power 65nm implementation.

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  • Sidense SiPROM non-volatile memory macros to be available to Fujitsu Microelectronics' 90nm System-on-Chip customers
Ottawa, Canada - February 25th, 2009 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, has announced that Sidense’s one-time programmable (OTP) memory was selected by Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited for use in ICs fabricated in its low-power 90nm (CS100A-LL) silicon process. These chips using Sidense’s SiPROM memory macros are targeted for use in a variety of consumer, industrial and automotive electronics products.

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  • Ease of process and foundry portability a key factor in choosing Sidense OTP macros
Ottawa, Canada - January 6th, 2009 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, today announced that Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leader in digital media processor SoCs for consumer electronics, has selected Sidense’s one-time programmable (OTP) memory IP for their future chipset products. Sidense’s flexible SiPROM architecture allows Sigma to securely embed HDCP keys as well as boot code in their next-generation internet protocol television (IPTV) SoCs.

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Ottawa, Canada - November 18th, 2008 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP cores, today announced the appointment of Tom Schild as the company’s new Vice President of Sales. Schild will report to CEO and President Xerxes Wania and be responsible for Sidense’s worldwide sales activities as the company’s embedded one-time programmable (OTP) memory products continue to pervade the semiconductor industry.

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Ottawa, Canada - September 25th, 2008 - Sidense, the leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, today announced that it has won a Companies-to-Watch Award, one of four separate awards categories that make up the 2008 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards, the pre-eminent technology awards program in Canada.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • New members bring valuable technical, entrepreneurial, and business management experience
Ottawa, Canada - May 20th, 2008 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, today announced that W. Robert Genieser and David L. Lyon have joined the Company’s board of directors.

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  • Provides field-programmable, high-density and secure storage
  • Two-to-ten times smaller and very low power consumption compared to alternative NVM solutions
Ottawa, Canada - May 13th, 2008 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (LNVM) IP cores, today announced the Sidense Low Power (SLP) one-time programmable (OTP) memory macrocells for low-power and cost-sensitive applications that require highly secure information storage.

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Low-cost, very dense memory IP assures encryption key and code storage security
Ottawa, Canada - April 1st, 2008 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP cores, today announced that Magnum Semiconductor has licensed Sidense's 1T-Fuse™ NVM IP for two of its consumer entertainment products.

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Low-Cost Memory IP Solution Provides Increased Density and Security for Consumer Electronics Applications
Ottawa, Canada and Tel Aviv, Israel - March 5th, 2008 - Sidense, a developer of memory semiconductor intellectual property (MSIP) cores for the Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) market, announced today that it has raised $6 million in a venture capital financing round co-led by Vertex Venture Capital, a leading Israeli venture capital firm, and Tech Capital Partners of Waterloo, Canada.

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Industry veteran's semiconductor industry and IP experience will enhance spread of embedded non-volatile memory in many digital and analog applications
Ottawa, Canada - February 19th, 2008 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP cores, today announced the appointment of Jim Lipman as its Director of Marketing.

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Customers Now Have Wider Access to Industry's Smallest Footprint, Lowest Power and Highest Performance OTP IP
Ottawa, Canada and Shanghai, China - Dec 17th, 2007 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP cores, today announced that its one-time programmable (OTP) technology is available on Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation's (SMIC) 180nm and 90nm processes.

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Allows Flexible, Cost-Effective, High-Performance Products for Consumer Electronics Applications
Ottawa, Canada and Bristol, UK - Dec 3rd, 2007 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP cores, today announced that its one-time programmable (OTP) technology has been designed into XMOS' Software Defined Silicon (SDS) programmable semiconductor product that will be manufactured using Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 90nm process. Sidense's OTP memory allows XMOS to cost-effectively provide their customers with a field-programmable, flexible product that supports product differentiation in applications such as home networking and display control.

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Embedded Non-Volatile Memory IP Ideal for High-Volume, Cost-Effective Solutions
Ottawa, Canada - Nov 12th, 2007 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP cores, today announced it has successfully achieved functional embedded NVM at 65nm silicon and will complete full qualification in Q1 of 2008. The initial 65nm offering includes standard/general and low power/leakage processes.

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Embedded Non-Volatile Memory IP Ideal for Low-Cost, Secure Storage of HDCP Keys

Toronto and Ottawa, Canada - Oct 15th, 2007 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP cores, today announced Silicon Library Inc. (SLI), a Japan-based developer of HDMI products and IP, has manufactured HDMI products using Sidense's one-time programmable (OTP) technology to provide secure encryption key storage.

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Embedded non-volatile memory IP ideal for low cost, secure applications.
Toronto and Ottawa, Canada - June 11th, 2007 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP cores, today announced it has qualified its logic non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP) in UMC's 130nm standard logic CMOS process.

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Toronto and Ottawa, ON - February 23rd, 2007 - Sidense, a leading developer of Logic Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP cores, today announced that ViXS Systems, the leading developer of video processing and wireless solutions, has licensed Sidense's SiFuse one-time programmable (OTP) technology to provide secure key storage for its XCodeTM series of video processors.

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December 4th, 2006, Toronto, ON - Sidense Corporation announced today that Xerxes Wania, CEO of the company will be taking part in the IP/SOC 2006 (IP-Based SoC Design) conference December 6th and 7th in Grenoble, France.

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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.

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Memory IP solution provides increased density and security for consumer electronics applications
Ottawa and Waterloo, ON - September 22nd, 2006 - Tech Capital Partners, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage technology companies, today announced it has invested in Sidense, a developer of memory semiconductor intellectual property (MSIP) cores for the non-volatile memory (NVM) market. The funds will be used to expand marketing and sales efforts.

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September 14th, 2006, Ottawa and Toronto ON - Sidense, developer of non-volatile memory intellectual property (IP) cores for use in digital and analog devices, today announced that Steven Cliadakis has joined the company as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Mr. Cliadakis will operate from Sidense's newly opened office in the Bay Area.

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OTP memory IP supplier to provide a path to cost reduction to SoC designers
OTTAWA, Canada, and HSINCHU, Taiwan - April 25th, 2006 - Sidense Corp., a provider of One-Time-Programmable (OTP) memory intellectual property (IP) and UMC (NYSE: UMC, TSE: 2303), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that Sidense's 1T-fuse™ family of embedded OTP cores are slated to be silicon-verified in UMC 90nm and 65nm processes through UMC's IP Alliance Program and offered for use to system-on-chip (SoC) designers. The cores are scalable to UMC's CMOS processes without requiring additional mask or processing steps, providing users with shortened time-to-market and a path to cost reduction for their current and future designs.

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Ottawa, Canada - January 9th, 2006 - Sidense Corp. announced today that it has developed an embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) intellectual property (IP) core, targeted towards UMC's 130nm standard logic digital CMOS process.

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