SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2001--AMD (NYSE:AMD) today introduced a family of multi-chip package (MCP) flash memory and SRAM solutions.
This family of products is designed to offer customers the ability to select from any combination of 16-, 32- or 64-Mb flash with 2-, 4-, or 8-Mb of SRAM, in a single space-saving footprint. Using an extensive and proprietary qualification procedure AMD has selected the highest quality SRAM and packaged it with AMD's high performance, award-winning Simultaneous Read/Write Flash memory devices. As a result, designers of portable information and communication devices now have access to the highest performance, highest quality MCP flash and SRAM solutions.
The evolution of the cellular phone from a voice communication tool to a mobile information terminal with Internet access and email capabilities has been enabled by high-density flash memory. In addition to these enhanced capabilities, consumers are also demanding smaller phones with longer battery life. AMD's family of MCP products with ZeroPower Flash allows designers of portable communication and information devices to meet these challenges.
"Offering a single, easy and consistent footprint that allows the user to benefit from cost reductions in both SRAM and Flash is an extremely important feature of our product family," said Kevin Plouse, vice president of Technical Marketing and Business Development for AMD's Memory Group. "AMD has dedicated significant resources to ensure that our MCP products are of the highest quality, and that the packages are engineered to offer industry leading levels of drop, impact and vibration resistance. These products enable our customers to succeed in the mobile market by designing small, reliable and rugged products."
MCP products enable portable device manufacturers to create smaller, high performance products by incorporating the flash and the SRAM in one package, thereby conserving board space and increasing performance. All nine of AMD's MCP products offer the customer one, easy-to-use and space-saving footprint. As a result, customers can design a single board and still differentiate their products, decrease time-to-market and simultaneously simplify manufacturing and inventory management.
AMD's MCP solutions can also simplify procurement and materials management and reduce overall system costs because AMD manages all logistics and supply chain issues for both the flash and the SRAM. Additionally, AMD has strong alliances with leading SRAM manufacturers to help ensure that the supply is reliable and that the customer can benefit from improvements in both the flash and the SRAM.
Price and Availability
The Am41DL16304 with 16-Mb Flash and 4-Mb SRAM is available now and is priced at $9 in 10,000 piece quantities. The Am41DL32304 with 32-Mb Flash and 4-Mb SRAM is available now and is priced at $12 in 10,000 piece quantities. The Am41DL32308 with 32-Mb Flash and 8-Mb SRAM is available now and is priced at $14.50 in 10,000 piece quantities. The devices are available in a number of bank splits and can be specified top or bottom boot.
AMD Flash Memory Awards
AMD's Flash memory products have received numerous customer service, quality and technology awards. The most recent flash memory awards include: Bosch's 1999-2000 Top Memory Supplier Award, Cisco Systems' highest customer satisfaction recognition -- the Cisco President's Award, the Nortel 2000 "Supplier of the Year" award, the Samsung 2000 "Best Supplier" award, the Volkswagen 1999 "Leading Edge" award and the Cisco 1999 "Semiconductor Supplier of the Year" award.
About AMD Flash Memory Devices
AMD technology is employed by the world's largest producer of flash memory devices, Fujitsu AMD Semiconductor Ltd. (FASL). AMD Flash memory products encompass a broad spectrum of densities and features to support a wide range of markets. AMD Flash memory customers represent leaders in the automotive, networking, telecommunications, and handheld mobile terminal markets. AMD offers many flash memory products, such as the award-winning Simultaneous Read-Write (SRW) product family; Super Low Voltage 1.8V Flash memory devices; and Burst- and Page-Mode devices. AMD developed the robust Known Good Die (KGD) program and the patented negative gate erase technology, and refined the industry-standard Fine-pitch Ball Grid Array (FBGA).
All AMD Flash memory devices are guaranteed by AMD for a minimum of one million write cycles per sector and 20 years' data retention, making them the most reliable non-volatile memory devices in the industry.
AMD's Flash memory devices have received an ENERGY STAR(R) Certificate of Recognition from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. These devices help manufacturers meet stringent ENERGY STAR specifications for a variety of appliances, equipment and other products. Products with the ENERGY STAR label are designed to use less energy, save money and help protect the environment.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets, with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $4.6 billion in 2000. (NYSE:AMD).
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