Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Jen-Tai Hsu has been named Vice President of Engineering at Kilopass Technology. The search was led by Dotty Schaffer.
Jen-Tai will be responsible for managing all of Kilopass’ anti-fuse One-Time Programmable (OTP) memory engineering. Jen-Tai’s diverse semiconductor industry experience includes semiconductor process technology, flash memory technology, system-on-chip (SoC) development, High-Speed I/O, and IP. Most recently, he was Vice President of Engineering at Pericom Semiconductor Corporation. Before that, at Global Unichip Corporation (GUC), he was in charge of the overall IPbusiness and development. At Intel Corporation, Jen-Tai held senior management and project lead positions in both design engineering as well as product engineering for high-speed SerDes projects in chipset products and flash memory. He began his career at National Semiconductor as a senior process integration engineer.
Jen-Tai holds more than a dozen U.S. patents and has published extensively in the field of semiconductor physics and analog/mixed signal circuit design. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan.
Kilopass Technology designs, develops and delivers innovative, embedded eNVM IP for system-on-chip (SOC) applications. Customers rely on Kilopass IP to safeguard their firmware and security code storage, calibration data, and other application-critical information. A dozen foundries and integrated device manufacturers have proven the value of Kilopass IP on more than 50 process nodes.
Highly reliable, secure, flexible and cost-effective, Kilopass’ one-time programmable (OTP), extra-permanent memory, XPM™ family ranges up to 1Mb. In addition, the company offers Gusto™ that provides one-time programmable code storage and Itera™, which provides few-time programmable code storage. All are manufactured in standard logic CMOS processes from 180nm to 28nm, with 20nm on the horizon. In 2012, Kilopass introduced Gusto-2™ to address low power and small form factor requirements and the security needs for applications ranging from mobile wallet to low energy wireless SoC designs. Also, in 2012, the company debuted the next major advance in antifuse eNVM IP technology with the introduction of Vertical Crosspoint Memory (VCM) Technology. VCM defines an ultra compact 1T bit cell that quadruples the storage density of today’s anti-fuse eNVM IP storage.
The company also continues its aggressive enablement on next generation process geometries by being the first with a successful test chip in the advanced TSMC 20nm process. Kilopass eNVM IP is already available on over 50 processes at all the major pure play foundries and IDMs.
I’m pleased to welcome Jen-Tai on board. As Kilopass scales in revenue and expands into new product lines, the executive team needs much more than non-volatile memory expertise to understand the customer needs, product development strategy, and go-to-market options. Jen-Tai’s experience and management training, especially at Intel makes this a critical addition to round out the Kilopass team.Charlie Cheng, CEO, Kilopass
After almost 10 years in SOC companies, I am excited to be back innovating in fundamental technologies. It’s a great time to be in memory technology business because it seems all memories are running up against difficult limitations. But it’s even better to be at Kilopass, with its proven track record of invention, close foundry partnership, and financial strength to invest heavily into the future. I am looking forward to making an immediate contribution.Jen-Tai Hsu, VP Engineering, Kilopass
Jen-Tai is joining Kilopass at an exciting time. He brings a unique combination of technology depth and experience to Kilopass that will propel the company to the next phase of growth.Dotty Schaffer, Partner, Lonergan Partners