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Spansion Positioned in Leader's Quadrant in Magic Quadrant for NOR Flash Memory

Last Updated: April 02, 2007

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 2, 2007 -- Spansion Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSN), the world's largest pure-play provider of Flash memory solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading industry analyst firm, has positioned the company in the leader's quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for NOR Flash Memory.(1)

The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace for a specific time period and depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, including areas such as ability to execute and completeness of vision.

"We are proud of this leadership recognition from Gartner and proud to be in the NOR segment," said Tom Eby, executive vice president and chief marketing and sales officer at Spansion. "Our vision is to redefine the NOR Flash memory industry to change our customers and others' perception of what to expect from a Flash memory provider. Spansion's MirrorBit(R) technology is enabling our customers to innovate more quickly, more efficiently and accelerate the proliferation and accessibility of rich digital content throughout the world."

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 http://www.spansion.com.

About The Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted March 19, 2007 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

NOTE: Spansion, the Spansion logo, MirrorBit, ORNAND and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Spansion LLC. Spansion, the Spansion logo and MirrorBit are registered in the United States and certain other countries. Other names used are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

1. Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for NOR Flash Memory, 2007, by Clare Hirst, March 19, 2007.

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