AMD Receives Bosch's Top Memory Supplier Award
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that the company has received the top memory supplier award from Robert Bosch GmbH for the two-year period 1999- 2000. The award was presented to AMD's Flash Memory Group for outstanding performance, quality, and reliability. The Bosch Group depends on AMD Flash products for advanced automotive engine and transmission control units in addition to car PC's, navigation and telematic systems."
AMD is thrilled to receive this prestigious award from a company that is recognized around the world for its industry-leading quality and technology," said Walid Maghribi, AMD's senior vice president and president of the company's Memory Group, who received the award at the Bosch automotive test site in Boxberg, Germany. "We are also honored to be a valued supplier to Bosch, a company strongly committed to a wide range of philanthropic endeavors through the Robert Bosch Foundation."
Driven by its efforts to support Bosch's challenging needs, AMD has pioneered innovative technologies such as high performance Burst Mode and Known Good Die (KGD) Flash memories. As part of its commitment to Bosch and the automotive industry, AMD has delivered unmatched levels of reliability in its flash memory products with specifications of 1 million cycles of endurance and 20 years of data retention.
"Bosch's reputation for innovation and sterling quality requires the best technology, absolute quality and superior reliability," added Maghribi. "AMD has delivered in all of these areas. By developing sophisticated Flash memory technologies and products, AMD enables Bosch to deliver cost-effective systems that offer industry-leading performance."
This is the sixth major customer satisfaction award that AMD has received for its Flash memory products. AMD received Cisco Systems' highest customer satisfaction recognition, the "Cisco President's Award" in Dec. 2000, the Nortel 2000 "Supplier of the Year" award, the Samsung 2000 "Best Supplier" award, the Volkswagen 1999 "Leading Edge" award and the Cisco 1999 "Semiconductor Supplier of the Year" award.
About AMD Flash Memory Devices
AMD's technology is employed by the world's largest producer of Flash memory devices, Fujitsu AMD Semiconductor Ltd. (FASL). AMD's Flash memory products encompass a broad spectrum of densities and features to support a wide range of markets. AMD's Flash memory customers are 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 devices and Burst- and Page-Mode devices. AMD developed the robust Known Good Die (KGD) program and the patented negative gate erase technology, and refined the industry-standard Fine-pitch Ball Grid Array (FBGA) packaging.
All AMD's Flash memory devices are guaranteed by AMD for a minimum of one million write cycles per sector and 20 years' data retention, making them the most reliable non-volatile memory devices in the industry.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy awarded AMD an ENERGY STAR® Certificate of Recognition for its energy-efficient Flash memory devices. Such devices help manufacturers meet stringent Energy Star specifications for a variety of appliances, equipment and other products. Products with the ENERGY STAR label are designed to use less energy, save money and help protect the environment.