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Lenovo Names Spansion Best Supplier for 2007

Last Updated: December 18, 2007

Spansion Receives Honor from Lenovo for Fourth Consecutive Year

BEIJING, Dec 18, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Spansion Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSN), the world's largest pure-play provider of Flash memory solutions, today announced that it has received the Best Supplier award from Lenovo Mobile Communication Technology Ltd. for 2007 for the fourth consecutive year. Spansion was the only NOR Flash memory supplier selected.

The award, Lenovo's highest form of recognition for its suppliers, represents an important customer acknowledgement of Spansion's commitment to providing advanced Flash memory solutions and customer support to the Chinese wireless handset industry. It also demonstrates the strong recognition for Spansion's achievements in China, one of the key emerging markets in wireless industry.

"Spansion has continuously contributed to Lenovo's success as our principal Flash memory supplier," said Mr. ZhiJun Liu, senior vice president of Lenovo Group and general manager of Lenovo Mobile Communication Technology Ltd. "Spansion's outstanding customer service, innovative products and total systems solutions approach enables us to address the dynamic user demands and bring more exciting wireless experiences to our customers."

With the rapid pace of developments in today's wireless industry, mobile users are increasingly demanding advanced multi-media features in handsets, which creates a growing challenge for handset designers to develop platforms that accommodate flexible amounts of both code and data storage. Targeting this trend, memory sub-systems based on Spansion's proprietary MirrorBit(R) technology enable a range of storage capabilities, as well as help handset OEMs reduce time-to-market and design complexity. Furthermore, Spansion's latest revolutionary MirrorBit Eclipse(TM) architecture is designed to enable higher performance feature phones to efficiently support the increasing number of multimedia applications while reducing the handset power consumption and OEM BOM costs significantly.

"Winning Lenovo's Best Supplier of The Year for the fourth consecutive year is a strong endorsement of Spansion's high-quality solutions and outstanding service. It also demonstrates that Lenovo Mobile has strong confidence in future business growth opportunities with Spansion," said Gary Wang, corporate vice president and president of Spansion Asia. "By leveraging the cost-efficiency and density flexibility of Spansion's MirrorBit technology, Lenovo can offer innovative handset products for a range of platforms and user expectations. Spansion will continue to work closely with Lenovo to deliver memory solutions with high performance, more advanced storage features and capacity."

Lenovo's Best Supplier award is given to the industry's leading companies who have contributed to the success of the company with cutting-edge, high-quality, but cost-effective products and solutions, as well as strong customer support and stable product supplying.

Spansion in China

Spansion designs, manufacturers and supplies Flash memory solutions in greater China, working with the top consumer electronics OEMs and wireless handset manufacturers in the region. Spansion has over 1,300 employees located in China with a final manufacturing facility in Suzhou, design centers in Suzhou and Beijing and sales and marketing offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taipei.

About Lenovo Mobile Communication Technology Ltd.

Lenovo Mobile Communication Technology Ltd. is a joint venture founded by Lenovo Group and Xiamen Overseas Chinese Electronics Co., Ltd. in April 2002 with an investment of 187.5 million RMB. It later became a wholly owned subsidiary of Lenovo Group. Lenovo Mobile focuses on the R&D, manufacturing, sales and service for Lenovo mobile phones. With a staff of over 2,000 professionals and a variety of business units, including R&D, product and marketing, Lenovo Mobile Communication Technology offers strong R&D capability in communication technology and core technology for mobile phone development by partnering with major enterprises in the world. For more information, please visit

About Spansion

Spansion is a leading Flash memory solutions provider, dedicated to enabling, storing and protecting digital content in the wireless, automotive, networking and consumer electronics applications. Spansion, previously a joint venture of AMD and Fujitsu, is the largest company in the world dedicated exclusively to designing, developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling Flash memory solutions. For more information, visit

Spansion(R), the Spansion logo, MirrorBit(R), MirrorBit(R) Eclipse(TM), ORNAND(TM), ORNAND 2(TM), HD-SIM(TM) and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Spansion LLC in the U.S. and other countries. Other names used are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.