AMD Commences Production Shipment of MirrorBit™ Flash Memory Devices
Breakthrough Technology Enables High Density NOR Flash With No Compromise On Parametrics
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that, after widely sampling AMD MirrorBit™ Flash memory devices to major corporations, the company has commenced production shipments of the first member of this family of breakthrough products.
“Our customers are very enthusiastic about our MirrorBit Flash memory devices and eager to adopt them because MirrorBit enables our customers to bring their product visions to reality,” said Bertrand Cambou, group vice president of AMD’s Memory Group. “The MirrorBit product family is the culmination of years of work and dedication with a focus on our customers’ needs.”
AMD MirrorBit architecture is a breakthrough technology that allows Flash memory devices to hold twice as much data as standard NOR Flash devices without compromising device endurance, performance or reliability. NOR Flash devices are commonly used to store and execute operating system software for many of the world’s electronic products. By delivering cost effective, high-density NOR Flash devices, AMD MirrorBit Flash memory devices enable customers to develop feature-rich cell phones, personal digital assistants, car PCs, telecommunications equipment, TV set-top boxes, and other products.
AMD MirrorBit Flash memory devices also offer system designers an easy to use solution by maintaining complete pin-compatibility with existing AMD Flash product families. The packages and pinouts provide an easy migration path all the way to future 1Gigabit Flash memory storage.
Features and Packaging
The Am29LV640M and Am29LV641M MirrorBit Flash memory devices are designed to offer a number of advanced features and specifications:
- High-density, 64 Megabit Flash memory
- Single 3.0 Volt power supply
- Asynchronous access times as fast as 90 nanoseconds
- Page mode access times as fast as 25 nanoseconds
- 16 word performance-enhancing write buffer offers programming times as fast as 6 microseconds
- Small 64kB sectors with erase times as fast as 100 microseconds, ten times faster than competing products
- Minimum of 20 years’ data retention at 125oC
- Minimum of 100,000 write/erase cycles per sector
- 64-Ball Fortified Ball Grid Array Packages
- 63-Ball Fine-Pitch Ball Grid Array Packages
- 48-Pin Thin Small Outline Packages
- 56-Pin Thin Small Outline Packages
The Am29LV640M and Am29LV641M MirrorBit Flash memory devices are priced at $7.95 in quantities of 10,000.
About AMD Flash Memory Devices
AMD’s technology is employed by the world's largest producer of Flash memory products, Fujitsu AMD Semiconductor Ltd. (FASL). AMD Flash memory devices encompass a broad spectrum of densities and features to support a wide range of markets. AMD Flash memory customers represent leaders in the automotive, networking, telecommunications, and handheld mobile terminal markets. AMD offers many Flash memory products, such as the award-winning Simultaneous Read-Write (SRW) product family; Super Low Voltage 1.8V Flash memory products; and Burst- and Page-Mode products. AMD developed the robust Known Good Die (KGD) program and the patented negative gate erase technology, and developed highly reliable Fine-pitch Ball Grid Array packaging.
AMD’s Flash memory devices have received numerous customer service, quality and technology awards. Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks, Samsung, the Bosch Group, and Volkswagen have all awarded AMD their top supplier awards.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United State, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).
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