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Spansion starts sampling 65nm flash for handsets

Posted: 22 Jan 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:45nm? 65nm? flash memory? memory devices? memory chips?

Spansion Inc. announced lat week that it has begun sampling 65nm MirrorBit Ornand devices optimized for data storage in high-end, multimedia wireless handsets.

The devices, manufactured at the company's flagship Fab 25 facility in Texas, United States, will be in production early in the third quarter, the flash memory vendor said.

The 65nm MirrorBit Ornand family, with densities of 512Mbits, 1Gbyte and 2Gbytes, is designed to enable rich multi-media handset capabilities, including digital television streaming, multi-shot photography with up to 5-megapixel pictures and CD-quality audio, Spansion said. The company said its multi-chip package solution combines MirrorBit NOR and MirrorBit Ornand and enables faster boot time, with improved power savings when in standby mode compared to pure code shadowing solutions.

"Transitioning to 65nm MirrorBit technology will strengthen our high-end offering through greater value solutions with higher densities at lower costs, and will provide wireless customers with more advanced capabilities, giving them the ability to create even more innovative, high-end multi-media handsets," said Bertrand Cambou, Spansion president and CEO, in a statement.

Spansion said MirrorBit Ornand complements its MirrorBit NOR flash memory and offers interface, pin-out and software compatibility with the company's 90nm MirrorBit Ornand devices.

Spansion said it is planning 45nm MirrorBit production on 300mm wafers at its new SP1 facility in mid 2008 and intends to manufacture 65nm at Fab 25 and SP1 as early as possible.

- Dylan McGrath
EE Times

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