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Spansion Introduces New Software for Enhancing Flash Memory System Performance

Last Updated: September 22, 2011

New Spansion® FFS™ enables faster read and write system performance for parallel and serial NOR Flash memory

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2011 -- Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a leading provider of NOR Flash memory, today announced it has released the Spansion® FFS™, its new Flash file system software for parallel and serial NOR Flash memory. Spansion FFS is a full-featured software suite that works with embedded software applications to automatically manage the complexity of reading, writing and erasing Flash memory with high levels of performance and reliability. Spansion FFS is one the first file systems for serial NOR Flash memory.  

Spansion FFS provides optimal system performance that harnesses the maximum device performance, delivering fast read and write performance. Today's embedded designers are faced with the ongoing challenge of creating more complex designs in less time without sacrificing performance or increasing costs.  By using Spansion FFS, software engineers can extract the full value of Spansion NOR Flash memory and tune products to offer a better user experience and ensure very high levels of reliability.

Executive Quote:

"By combining the Spansion FFS with Spansion parallel and serial NOR Flash memory, customers have a complete system solution," said Max Willis, director of software marketing at Spansion.  "Spansion FFS underscores our commitment to provide customers with value-added solutions to deliver differentiated products. With the rapid growth of serial flash memory, customers using Spansion FFS can get to market quickly with a proven solution."

Key Facts/Highlights of the Spansion Flash File System:

  • Support for all existing Spansion parallel and serial NOR flash devices at no additional cost
  • Enables multiple volumes with concurrent operations
  • XIP, Full POSIX file system
  • Multi-threaded from RTOS/OS to flash device interface
  • Dynamic creation/deletion of files and directories
  • Wear-leveling for prolonged device operation
  • Boot support
  • Tunable settings for Garbage collection, File Fragmentation
  • Power failure tolerant block driver


About Spansion

Spansion (NYSE: CODE) is a leading provider of the Flash memory technology at the heart of the world's electronics systems, powering everything from the routers that run the internet to the highly interactive and immersive consumer and automotive electronics that are enriching people's daily lives. Spansion's broad and differentiated Flash memory product portfolio, award-winning MirrorBit charge-trapping technology, and industry leading service and support are enabling customers to achieve greater efficiency and success in their target markets. For more information, visit

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