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March 08, 2005 08:01 ET

Spansion Showcases Industry's Broadest NOR Flash Memory Product Line at Embedded Systems Conference






MARCH 8, 2005 - 08:01 ET

Spansion Showcases Industry's Broadest NOR Flash
Memory Product Line at Embedded Systems Conference

SAN FRANCISCO--(CCNMatthews - Mar 8, 2005) -

Displays Devices Ranging from 1Mb to 512Mb Densities, Highlights
Advanced System-Level Design Tools

Spansion LLC, the Flash memory subsidiary of AMD (NYSE:AMD) and Fujitsu
Limited (TSE:6702), today showcased the industry's broadest NOR Flash
memory product line -- including the only 512Mb device in production --
at the Embedded Systems Conference, Booth #1614. The company's display
shows NOR Flash memory solutions ranging from 1Mb to 512Mb; highlights
several new system-level development tools; and gives attendees an
overview of Spansion™ Flash memory products targeted at the
automotive, consumer electronics, PC, peripherals, telecommunications,
networking and wireless industries.

"This exhibit demonstrates Spansion's product breadth and technology
leadership, while also reinforcing our commitment to help customers
reduce the cost and complexity associated with Flash memory
integration," said Ian Williams, vice president and general manager of
the Embedded Business Unit for Spansion LLC. "We believe that our
award-winning product line, backed by our extensive system-level
expertise and tools, should give customers greater flexibility in
evaluating and choosing the Flash memory device that best meets their
price and performance."

The Spansion booth will include several industry-specific displays
targeted at designers of embedded systems. The exhibit will include end
products in use today around the world that integrate the company's
Flash solutions at a variety of densities. Displays include cellular
handsets, automotive transmission control units, automotive powertrain
systems, handheld games, DVD players, digital cameras, set-top boxes,
printers, routers and cable modems. Specifically, the company will show
the industry's first cellular phone to integrate a 512Mb NOR Flash
memory device.

Spansion will also highlight a variety of development tools that help
customers streamline systems design. The company is showing a memory
module based on the recently announced PISMO (Platform Independent
Storage Module) standard. The Spansion PISMO module can be used to
quickly and easily test memory devices with a variety of host
controllers -- a traditionally time-consuming and costly process. In
addition, Spansion is showing a rapid debugging tool that enables logic
analyzer access using the PISMO interface. Finally, the company will
show the Spansion USB Programmer (SUP), which can be plugged into a
computer in order to inexpensively program and verify a single Spansion
NOR Flash memory device.

About Spansion

Spansion, the Flash memory subsidiary of AMD (NYSE:AMD) and Fujitsu
Limited (TSE:6702), is the world's largest company dedicated to 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 locations are certified to
ISO/TS 16949:2002 and ISO 9001:2000. In addition, all Spansion
manufacturing facilities are certified to the ISO 14001 environmental
standard. Spansion also operates a world-class development fab to
accelerate the introduction of next-generation technologies. Information
about Spansion Flash memory solutions is available at

Spansion, the Spansion logo, MirrorBit and combinations thereof, are
trademarks of Spansion LLC. AMD is a trademark of Advanced Micro
Devices, Inc. Other names used are for informational purposes only and
may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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