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Spansion Creates New Security and Advanced Technology Division, Appoints Carla Golla as Executive Vice President

Last Updated: July 30, 2007

Golla to Lead Corporate-Wide Security Initiative and Advanced Technology Strategy for Spansion

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 30, 2007 --

Spansion Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSN), the world's largest pure-play provider of Flash memory solutions, today announced the appointment of renown industry veteran, Carla Golla as executive vice president of the newly created Security and Advanced Technology Division. Reporting directly to the Office of the CEO, Golla will be responsible for driving the strategic direction and deployment of Spansion secure memory solutions including the company's MirrorBit(R) HD-SIM(TM) product family. In addition, Golla will be responsible for creating the company's advanced technology strategy, leveraging the TSMC joint development for MirrorBit technology at 40nm and below.

"Carla is a recognized semiconductor leader, skilled in the creation of new technologies, businesses and strategic partnerships," said Bertrand Cambou, president and CEO, Spansion Inc. "Her experience and leadership will be critical as we further develop our differentiated Flash memory security solutions across all product groups and continue to expand MirrorBit technology into new application areas."

Prior to joining Spansion, Golla held several management and technical positions with ST Microelectronics, most recently serving as general manager of the NAND Flash and Storage Media product group, where she was responsible for hardware and software design, product engineering, quality, planning, product marketing, business development, field technical support, customer service and financial control. While at ST, she was responsible for many initiatives and innovations, including strategic partnerships and designing EPROM memories and application specific memories.

"Spansion is redefining the Flash memory industry through innovations such as Spansion Secure and MirrorBit HD-SIM value-added security solutions," said Golla. "I look forward to expanding the innovation further with new variations of MirrorBit technology and security that further advance the company's leadership position and drive its growth into new markets."

Golla has over 50 patents, is a frequent presenter at technology conferences and has co-authored several papers on a variety of Flash memory topics. She has a master's degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Milan, where she also holds an undergraduate degree in Physics.

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), HD-SIM(TM) and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Spansion LLC in the US and other countries. Other names used are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.