August 16, 2012 -- TSMC today unveiled the foundry segment's first 100-MHz flash memory single-cycle access speed 90-nm embedded flash IP targeting a wide range of automotive, communications and industrial microcontroller (MCU) products. The new macro provides extremely high performance and excellent system efficiency that meets the demanding requirement of faster on-chip flash memory access and increasing CPU processor speeds.
Built on TSMC's 90-nm logic-process node, the new macro delivers significantly reduced size and several times faster speed than its 0.18-micron counterpart. It provides single-chip memory and logic functionality, saving board space and enhancing system reliability.
"The new IP is fully compatible with TSMC's 90-nm logic process, allowing for re-use of existing embedded memories and logic libraries that promotes quick product ramp," said Sreedhar Natarajan, Director of Design and Technology Platform at TSMC.
TSMC is the only foundry that provides multiple-generation embedded flash IP that has passed automotive AEC-Q100 product qualification requirements.