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Spansion Statement on ITC Institutes Investigation on Certain Flash Memory Chips and Products

Last Updated: December 18, 2008

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec 18, 2008 --

The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued its decision to institute an investigation on certain Flash memory chips and products based on a complaint filed by Spansion Inc. on November 17, 2008.

This decree is commensurate with the outcome Spansion expected in this case. Spansion is committed to complying fully with the ITC and hopes to resolve any outstanding issues as quickly as possible in the interest of consumers and the industry.

By instituting this investigation, the ITC has not yet made any decision on the merits of the case. The ITC's Chief Administrative Law Judge will assign the case to one of the ITC's six Administrative Law Judges (ALJ), who will schedule and hold an evidentiary hearing. The ALJ will make an initial determination as to whether there is a violation and that initial determination is subject to review by the Commission.

Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing any of the ITC filings, please visit the Spansion web page at

About Spansion

Spansion (Nasdaq: SPSN -- News) is a leading Flash memory solutions provider, dedicated to enabling, storing and protecting digital content in 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, selling and licensing Flash memory solutions. For more information, visit

Spansion(R), the Spansion logo, MirrorBit(R), MirrorBit(R) Eclipse(TM), ORNAND(TM), ORNAND2(TM), HD-SIM(TM), Spansion(R) EcoRAM(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.

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