Spansion Extends Industry’s Broadest Portfolio of NOR Flash Memory with Production of 512 Mbit Product
MirrorBit™ technology powers 1 to 512-Mbit products from AMD and Fujitsu
SUNNYVALE, CA --
Spansion LLC, the Flash memory subsidiary of AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), today announced it has qualified the industry’s highest-density NOR Flash product and is now mass producing the industry’s broadest range of NOR Flash memory densities, from 1 to 512 megabits. To maximize price-performance in a wide variety of embedded applications, this full range of products will be based on the company’s proprietary MirrorBit™ technology.
Qualification and mass production of the Spansion™ S29GL512N, the world’s highest-density NOR Flash memory, brings the advantages of MirrorBit technology to new high-density applications. The 512-megabit member of the Spansion GL-N product family combines expanded storage capacity with high performance and security to enable the next generation of home and automotive electronics, telecom and networking equipment, and mobile devices. The GL-N family also includes fully compatible 256- and 128-megabit devices to aid customers who design numerous products based on a single platform. Software, pinout and package compatibility allows designers to upgrade, cost-reduce or otherwise modify existing products quickly and easily, without redesigning circuit boards and rearchitecting software.
“As customers’ products and requirements evolve and expand, MirrorBit technology has the performance and cost structure necessary to address Flash memory requirements for virtually any market,” said Sylvia Summers, senior vice president and general manager of Spansion’s Embedded Business Unit. “Spansion is uniquely committed to both innovation and cost reduction across our portfolio, from our industry-first 512-megabit product to our new 1 to 64-megabit Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) family. MirrorBit technology is the common thread that enables us to create highly reliable products that are cost-competitive with alternatives in a wide range of applications.”
The versatility of MirrorBit technology enables customers to benefit from innovation and cost reduction throughout the Spansion product portfolio in a wide variety of embedded applications. For low-density applications, the Spansion FL family uses the Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) standard to reduce system-level costs by simplifying the way Flash memory communicates with other components. Mid-density applications can use the Spansion GL-M family to optimize price-performance in countless mainstream solutions. The GL-N family, featuring densities up to 512-megabit, brings outstanding quality and performance to highest-density applications.
Leading-edge embedded applications, including automotive navigation and advanced networking equipment, require high-density solutions such as the S29GL512N. As applications require further increases in Flash memory density, the scalability of MirrorBit technology can help Spansion to meet those needs. Unlike its major competitors, Spansion is the only major Flash memory manufacturer dedicated exclusively to designing and manufacturing Flash memory products for all major NOR Flash markets. This focus allows the company to develop new technologies and cost-reduce existing technologies often more quickly than competitors.
Spansion S29GL512N products are available now. Qualified samples are available upon request from local AMD and Fujitsu sales representatives and distribution partners.
Spansion, the Flash memory subsidiary of AMD (NYSE:AMD) and Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702), is the world’s leading manufacturer of NOR Flash memory. Spansion Flash memory is used by leaders in the wireless, cellular, automotive, networking, telecommunications and consumer electronics markets. Spansion offers the industry’s broadest Flash memory portfolio, including 5-, 3-, and 1.8-volt products from 1 to 512 megabits in single-die and multi-chip product (MCP) configurations. Spansion engineering innovations, such as the award-winning MirrorBit™ technology and simultaneous read-write (SRW) architecture, continue to advance the state of the art.
To address global consumer desire for Flash-enabled products, Spansion operates four dedicated commercial Flash fabs and four dedicated Flash assembly sites around the world. All Spansion production fabs are certified to the demanding ISO/TS16949 and ISO9001:2000 quality
standards and the ISO14001 environmental standard. Spansion operates a world-class development fab to accelerate the introduction of next-generation technologies.
Information about Spansion Flash memory solutions is available at http://www.spansion.com/overview
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