SAN FRANCISCO--Spansion Inc. said this week (Nov. 12) it will
sample the industry's first single-die 8 Gb NOR flash memory
product at 45 nm in December. Volume production of the Spansion
GL-T, using the company's MirrorBit charge-trapping technology, is
expected some time in the first quarter of 2013.
Dawn Hopper, Spansion's director of strategic marketing, said the
company at first will market the device in the gaming, industrial
automotive and healthcare markets with eye toward improving the
video experience for users.
"The one thing (those applications) have in common is video.. and
pushing video to the end user," Hopper said. "The end user is then
selecting some video interactivity via the device. We're striving
to make that faster with NOR's fast read time."
Hopper said over the coming months, Spansion will fill out the
GL-T's family by driving into lower densities--all the way down to
256Mb. She declined to say what the next density release would be.
- Read performance of the Spansion GL-T at 8Gb is 95 MegaBytes
per second (MB/s) and program performance is 1.8 MB/s.
- Manufactured on advanced 300 mm wafers.
For more information, please visit Spansion's
NOR Flash memory page.
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