Spansion Announces MirrorBit(R) HD-SIM(TM) Solution Roadmap | Cypress Semiconductor
Spansion Announces MirrorBit(R) HD-SIM(TM) Solution Roadmap
Spansion(R) MirrorBit HD-SIM Family Delivers More Capacity in SIM Cards for Powerful Mobile Service Delivery
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb 08, 2007 -- Spansion Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSN), the world's largest pure-play provider of Flash memory solutions, today unveiled product roadmaps for its MirrorBit(R) HD-SIM(TM) family, its next generation Flash memory-based SIM card solutions. The Spansion(R) HD-SIM solution is designed to offer increased flexibility, performance and storage capacity to help mobile network operators, content and application vendors create new differentiating services for their customers. In addition to enabling distribution, storage and access to digital content stored on SIM cards, the Spansion MirrorBit HD-SIM solution provides advanced security and crypto functionality for enhanced digital protection.
The secure MirrorBit HD-SIM family will include both single-chip and dual-chip offerings, featuring capacity from 4MB (megabytes) up to 1GB (gigabyte) of storage. The planned roadmap includes:
-- Single-chip, 90 nanometers (nm), 64 megabytes sampling in Q2 and in
production at the beginning of Q3.
-- Single-chip, 90nm, 16 megabytes sampling in Q3 and in production at the
end of Q3.
-- Dual-chip solutions at 64 and 128 megabytes of storage sampling now and
will be in production this quarter and will enable easy migration to
the single-chip solution.
-- Spansion also plans to introduce additional HD-SIM solutions at 65nm
and 45nm ranging from 4 megabytes to 1 gigabyte.
The single-chip solution combines Spansion MirrorBit ORNAND(TM) Flash memory product with SIM functionality on a single silicon die and provides SIM card manufacturers with design and manufacturing flexibility, increased security and lower costs. Storing data inside the silicon of a single-chip solution is more secure since hackers can more easily monitor data on the interconnecting lines of dual or tri chip combinations. In addition, implementing Flash memory and SIM functionality on a single chip lowers assembly, test and packaging costs.
"The SIM card has always been used to store subscriber information. The increase of a more mobile society with richer multimedia content available is creating the need for higher levels of security and opening the potential for higher revenue business models with SIM cards," said Jean-Marc Julia, vice president of the Smart Card Division at Spansion. "Spansion will deliver added-value solutions to SIM card manufacturers and their customers with MirrorBit HD-SIM solution's higher capacity, more secure and flexible features for SIM card personalization-the loading of data on SIM cards."
Spansion at 3GSM World Congress 2007, February 12 - 15, Barcelona, Spain
At the 3GSM World Congress, Spansion will feature a wide range of flash memory solutions for mobile handset vendors and mobile network operators at its hospitality suite located in Hall 4 Level 5 #4.5HS14. In addition, Julia and industry leaders from the mobile content ecosystem will address the opportunity for SIM cards to expand their role in the distribution and personalization of content during an industry panel on February 14 from 11:15-12:40 p.m. More information about Spansion and our 3GSM solution demonstrations is available at http://www.spansion.com/about/press_kit_cd.html
About MirrorBit HD-SIM Solution
The Spansion(R) MirrorBit HD-SIM family is a next generation Flash-based SIM card solution that offers increased flexibility, performance and storage capability to help mobile network operators, content and application vendors create new differentiating mobile services. In addition to enabling distribution, storage and access to digital content stored on the SIM cards, Spansion HD-SIM solution provides advanced security and crypto functionality for enhanced digital protection. It delivers 1000 times the memory capacity of Universal Subscriber Identity Module/Re-usable Identification Module (USIM/RUIM and features a high-speed interface for fast transfers of media files.
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 www.spansion.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the future impact of HD-SIM solutions on the mobile device industry, and expectation of when the first products based on HD-SIM solutions will be produced. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company's current expectations.
NOTE: Spansion(R), the Spansion Logo(R), MirrorBit(R), ORNAND(TM), HD-SIM(TM) and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Spansion LLC. Spansion, the Spansion Logo and MirrorBit are registered in the US and other countries. Other names used are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.