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UMC, eMemory, and PUFsecurity Announce Profitable Silicon-Confirmed Safe Embedded Flash IP


June 28, 2022 – eMemory (TWSE: 3529) and its subsidiary PUFsecurity, and United Microelectronics Company (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) (“UMC”), a number one international semiconductor foundry, introduced right now the profitable silicon qualification of the world’s first PUF (Bodily Unclonable Perform)-based safe embedded flash answer.

Embedded flash has been liable to non-invasive assaults on delicate knowledge, key parameters, firmware, and program codes. Program codes saved in an embedded flash are normally unencrypted for real-time execution functions, giving attackers an opportunity to steal product secrets and techniques. PUFsecurity’s PUFef (previously generally known as PUFflash) is a win-win answer, making real-time execution in place (XiP) and data-at-rest safety attainable. With its built-in Root of Belief (PUFrt), PUFef permits complete knowledge safety for UMC’s eFlash expertise platform, which is engineered to deal with the efficiency and ultra-low energy necessities of IoT purposes and the real-time encryption/decryption for program codes.

“We’ve seen rising demand for safe storage,” stated Chris Lu, Senior Vice President of eMemory. “It’s a pure step for purchasers to ask how their storage unit can be protected to counter the growing risk. Along with PUFsecurity, clients can considerably enhance the security of their knowledge with the optimum answer for each’s totally different utility state of affairs.”

“The silicon-proven IP is now out there off-shelf for purchasers utilizing UMC’s eFlash platform for quite a lot of purposes,” stated Osbert Cheng, Vice President of Gadget Know-how Improvement & Design Assist at UMC. “This cooperation will present our clients safer, extra steady, and quicker options, and we anticipate it’s going to improve our specialty expertise providing and deal with extra enterprise prospects within the embedded flash market.”

“PUFef solves a significant dilemma between defending delicate data and real-time program execution with out burdening the chip’s efficiency,” stated Evans Yang, Govt Vice President of PUFsecurity. “Given the success of PUFef with UMC, it’s an necessary step for us that expands our enterprise to flash safety, serving to shoppers defend their know-how and improve product efficiency.”

About eMemory

eMemory (TPEX:3529) is a provider of semiconductor IP specializing in embedded exhausting cores. As a world-leading supplier of IP, eMemory has delivered best-in-class designs to over 2,100 foundries, IDMs and fabless firms globally since its institution in 2000. We’ve acquired TSMC’s “Finest IP Accomplice Award” every year since TSMC initiated this honor in 2010. As a worldwide chief within the eNVM (embedded non-volatile reminiscence) market, eMemory supplies patented options with the business’s widest adoption throughout an in depth vary of course of applied sciences. We’ve additionally turn into an business chief offering safety IP cores based mostly on silicon biometrics. eMemory’s eNVM IP choices embody one-time programmable reminiscences (NeoBit/NeoFuse) and multi-time programmable reminiscences (NeoMTP/NeoEE). NeoPUF is the corporate’s embedded root of belief expertise for safety purposes.

For extra details about eMemory, please go to www.ememory.com.tw.

About PUFsecurity

PUFsecurity is a subsidiary of eMemory and is devoted to innovating PUF-based safety options. By leveraging our technical acumen and achievements, together with core IPs reminiscent of NeoPUF and OTP from eMemory, PUFsecurity brings PUF-based safety to the market. The newest options embody Safe OTP, {Hardware} Root-of-Belief Module (PUFrt), Safe Crypto Coprocessor (PUFcc), and Flash Extension Collection. PUFsecurity can shortly gives PUF-based safety IP options with superior efficiency and cost-efficiency within the big selection of expertise platforms with eMemory’s expertise help.

For extra data please go to: http://www.pufsecurity.com

About UMC

UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a number one international semiconductor foundry firm. The corporate supplies prime quality IC fabrication companies, specializing in logic and varied specialty applied sciences to serve all main sectors of the electronics business. UMC’s complete IC processing applied sciences and manufacturing options embody Logic/Blended-Sign, embedded Excessive-Voltage, embedded Non-Unstable-Reminiscence, RFSOI and BCD and so on. Most of UMC’s 12-in & 8-in fabs with its core R&D are positioned in Taiwan, with extra ones all through Asia. UMC has complete 12 fabs in manufacturing with mixed capability over 800,000 wafers per thirty days (8-in equal), and all of them are licensed with IATF 16949 automotive high quality customary. UMC is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, plus native places of work in United States, Europe, China, Japan, Korea & Singapore, with worldwide complete 20,000 staff. For extra data, please go to:

http://www.umc.com

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