LONDON Malaysian foundry chipmaker 1st Silicon (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. has begun shipping flash memory embedded in a 0.25-micron manufacturing process, the company said Monday (Feb. 28).
The process combines SuperFlash split-gate flash cell memory technology from Silicon Storage Technology Inc., with a 1st Silicon 0.25-micron logic process. The process can be used to make microcontrollers used in consumer, communications and computer applications, the Kuching, Sarawak-based company said.
The 0.25-micron embedded flash technology would be available on a multi-project wafer service in the third quarter of 2005, the company said.
"Embedded flash memories are crucial for many emerging markets. Multiple embedded flash macros are being tested and several other pieces of embedded flash specific IP are being prepared to enable our customers to implement their designs in these markets," said Andrew Brown, 1st Silicon vice president of worldwide sales, in a statement.