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Micron develops 3.2Gb/s NOR Flash

Posted: 02 Nov 2015 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Micron Technology? NOR Flash? Databean? infotainment? GPS?

Micron Technology has downright declared that the old and regular NOR flash is now obsolete. Consequently, the company rolled out its XTRMFlash memory that supports up to 3.2Gb/s and is pin-compatible with serial NOR flash used today.

"The days of parallel flash are over," Richard De Caro, director of NOR Flash for Micron's embedded business unit, stated. "Micron's new XTRMFlash will replace both parallel and serial flash over the next few years, except perhaps in some low-density applications."


Micron's XTRM (extreme) NOR Flash outperforms all other flash types except the largest NAND flash arrays (which are too slow for real-time instant-on applications). (Source: Micron, used with permission)

Micron will have a complete line from 128Mb to 2Gb. The first model, a 512Mb, is sampling now.

The XTRMFlash models also dovetail with Databean's recent predictions that automotive semiconductors will jump from $28.5 billion this year to $40 billion by 2020, much of which will be dependent on NOR flash including GPS, satellite radio, vehicle-to-vehicle communications and infotainment systems.


Micron claims faster data transfers and lower latency than any other flash type. (Source: Micron, used with permission)

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