AMD And FASL LLC Join The MIPI Alliance To Develop And Promote Open Mobile Standards
—The experts behind AMD Alchemy™ processors and Spansion™ Flash memory to help define next-generation mobile processor standards—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) and FASL LLC renewed and strengthened their commitment to developing and promoting open standards by joining the Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance. AMD’s Personal Connectivity Solutions group delivers high-performance, low-power embedded solutions that are designed to address customer needs in the non-PC Internet Appliance market. Spansion™ memory, the world’s leading brand of NOR Flash memory, is manufactured by FASL LLC and available from AMD and Fujitsu (TSE: 6702).
The MIPI Alliance is a collaboration of mobile industry leaders with the objective to define and promote open standards for interfaces to mobile application processors. AMD and FASL LLC expect to leverage years of memory, processor and mobile system design expertise to participate in the development of these standards.
“We are pleased to offer our expertise in Flash memory and wireless solutions design to an organization that shares our goal of simplifying the design process for next-generation mobile devices,” said Bertrand Cambou, president and CEO of FASL LLC. “The diversity of the MIPI Alliance membership indicates that the MIPI Standard will enjoy broad support in the marketplace, and we expect MIPI Specifications to be an important factor in our product decisions.”
"Working within the MIPI Alliance allows us to better address the needs of our customers through the support of open standards, which ultimately enhance the development of innovative mobile devices and applications," said Mike Johnson, vice president, AMD Personal Connectivity Solutions group and senior AMD fellow. "Open standards are critical for system interoperability as AMD continues to develop customer-centric consumer technology that pushes beyond the PC. As a MIPI Alliance member, AMD will continue to deliver high-performance, low-power embedded solutions to the market. We expect to implement MIPI Specifications as they become available to quickly bring customers' products to market."
AMD (NYSE:AMD) designs and produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices and system-on-chip solutions for the computer, communications and consumer electronics industries. AMD is dedicated to helping its customers deliver standards-based, customer-focused solutions for technology users, ranging from enterprises to government agencies and individual consumers. Founded in 1969, AMD is a Standard & Poor's 500 company with global operations and manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia.
About Spansion™ Flash Memory Devices
Spansion™ Flash memory products encompass a broad spectrum of densities and features to support a wide range of markets. Spansion Flash memory customers represent leaders in the wireless, cellular, automotive, networking, telecommunications and consumer electronics markets. There are a variety of Spansion Flash memory products, such as devices based on the innovative MirrorBit™ technology; the award-winning simultaneous read-write (SRW) product family; super low-voltage 1.8-volt Flash memory devices; and burst- and page-mode devices. Information about Spansion Flash memory solutions is available at http://www.spansion.com/overview
Spansion is the global product brand name of FASL LLC, a company formed by the integration of AMD's and Fujitsu’s Flash memory operations. FASL LLC is the largest NOR Flash memory company in the world based on dedicated resources that include gross assets having a net book value of approximately US$3 billion and approximately 7,000 employees. Spansion Flash memory solutions are available worldwide from AMD and Fujitsu.
About AMD’s Personal Connectivity Solutions Group (PCS)
AMD’s PCS group delivers high-performance, low-power embedded solutions that are designed to address customer needs in the non-PC Internet Appliance market. PCS offers technologies from the AMD Alchemy™ Solutions and the AMD Geode™ Solutions product families covering a wide range of applications. Target markets for PCS solutions include client, mobile client, set-top box, and access/networking device markets. These products meet customers' needs for complete connectivity solutions.
About The MIPI Alliance
The Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance is a collaboration of mobile industry leaders with the objective to define and promote open standards for interfaces to mobile application processors. Through these open standards, the MIPI Alliance intends to speed deployment of new services to mobile users by establishing specifications for standard hardware and software interfaces to mobile application processors and encouraging the adoption of those standards throughout the industry value chain. The MIPI Alliance is intended to complement existing standards bodies with a focus on microprocessors, peripherals and software interfaces.
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