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Spansion(R) EcoRAM(TM) Memory Recognized for Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology at 2008 Flash Memory Summit

Last Updated: August 14, 2008

Company Selected as Best of Show Awards Winner

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug 14, 2008 -- Spansion Inc. (Nasdaq: SPSN), the world's largest pure-play provider of Flash memory solutions, announced that Spansion(R) EcoRAM(TM) memory has been chosen by the Flash Memory Summit as a Best of Show award winner for 2008 in the category of Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology. The annual Best of Show award, a premier opportunity for industry recognition of innovative products and solutions and how they are being used in the marketplace, selected Spansion EcoRAM for its ability to replace power-hungry DRAM in data center servers, dramatically reducing energy consumption and increasing memory capacity.

Spansion has been bestowed the Best of Show award in recognition for its development of Spansion EcoRAM and the technical and business impact of this unique Flash memory innovation. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), data centers are expected to consume more than 100 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity a year by 2011, up from 60 billion kWh in 2006 at a total cost of $7.4 billion annually. Spansion EcoRAM replaces power-hungry DRAM in data center servers to slash energy consumption by 75 percent and to increase memory capacity eight-fold. The Spansion EcoRAM breakthrough builds upon Spansion's innovations in Flash memory architecture to provide high-performance read and write capabilities at high densities.

"To address the troubling predictions of dramatically escalating energy consumption and cost in the data center, we tried to think outside the box by innovating a revolutionary new solution with proven business value," said Bertrand Cambou, President and CEO, Spansion. "The development of Spansion EcoRAM as a DRAM replacement is a significant milestone in our long-term strategy to expand the scope of flash memory use outside traditional applications. We're honored to receive the Flash Memory Summit award in recognition for our innovation."

Winning companies were judged by a panel of industry experts who evaluated each nomination according to the following criteria:

    --  Distinctiveness of the application, technology, or product
    --  Central use of flash memory as a customer solution
    --  Technical and business significance

"Flash memory technologies have the ability to transcend beyond traditional applications and Spansion EcoRAM is a clear example of that," said Jay Kramer, Chairman of the Flash Memory Summit Best of Show Awards Program. "While customers are focused on creating energy efficient data centers, it is the innovation of Spansion's technology that can make a real difference toward their future success. Spansion EcoRAM is clearly the Flash Memory Summit Best of Show Technology Innovation."

Spansion was honored at the Flash Memory Summit Awards evening reception in the Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, August 13. For a complete list of all the Flash Memory Summit Best of Show awards winners, visit

About Spansion

Spansion 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 and selling Flash memory solutions. For more information, visit

Spansion(R), the Spansion logo, MirrorBit(R), MirrorBit(R) Eclipse(TM), ORNAND(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.

About the Flash Memory Summit

Produced by Conference ConCepts, Inc., the Flash Memory Summit is the only conference dedicated entirely to flash memory and its applications. It is intended for system designers, analysts, hardware and software engineers, product marketing and marketing communications specialists, and engineering and marketing managers. It features forums, half-day tutorials, paper and panel sessions, and expert tables. Subjects include harsh environments, laptops, enterprise storage system applications, consumer products, performance, product design, caching methods, design methods, software, new technologies, market research, testing and reliability, and security. The Summit also includes exhibits of the latest products and product awards. For more information, visit

About Conference ConCepts, Inc.

Founded in 1994, Conference ConCepts is a full-service professional conference and association management company that provides extensive capabilities in all aspects of technical conference management. Conference ConCepts develops and produces events both on its own, and in partnership with associations, corporations, and publishers. The skill sets of the company's employees and contractors, representing over 200 cumulative years of experience, enables Conference ConCepts to offer clients a choice of services, ranging from assistance with a single aspect of a conference to the complete development and administration of a full-fledged "turnkey" event. For more information about Conference ConCepts, visit: