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Spansion licenses Discretix CryptoFlash

Posted: 11 May 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Spansion? Discretix CryptoFlash? MirrorBit?

Spansion Inc. has licensed the Discretix CryptoFlash security technology to enable secure Flash memory solutions. This marks the third agreement Spansion has recently inked to create innovative solutions that add security capabilities to the company's MirrorBit Flash memory for future products.

"The combination of Discretix's advanced security technology and cryptographic services with Spansion's scalable MirrorBit technology, system integration capabilities and security expertise, will create more secure memory solutions to meet a range of customer requirements in the wireless market," said George Minassian, vice president of strategic planning and systems engineering, Wireless Solutions Division, Spansion.

According to the company, the agreement with Discretix, in combination with its scalable MirrorBit technology, provides the building blocks to address the growing need for improved handset security. Spansion plans to leverage Discretix's CryptoFlash security technology to deliver highly differentiated flash memory solutions through its Logic-on-Flash capabilities, which involve joint collaboration and co-development with strategic partners.

In addition, Spansion's proprietary MirrorBit technology delivers a scalable family of NOR and ORNAND products to meet a range of customer requirements in wireless and embedded markets.

"Discretix believes Flash memory is a critical component to secure within electronic devices," said Edo Ganot, executive VP of sales and business development, Discretix. "Spansion's logic-friendly and cost-effective MirrorBit technology is a natural fit with Discretix's embedded security to provide secure solutions for end users, enterprises and mobile operators."

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