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Intel Announces Serial Flash Memory Availability


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2006 - Intel Corporation today announced that Intel® Serial Flash Memory (S33) products are shipping to meet the memory requirements of a range of applications, including digital TVs, DVDs, PCs, modems and printers. Intel’s serial flash is based on an industry-standard package, pin-out and command set to simplify board design and save board space.

“Applications requiring fast flash access times, such as DVDs and other consumer electronics devices, can benefit from one of the highest serial flash performance capabilities in the industry,” said Darin Billerbeck, general manager of Intel’s Flash Products Group. “Intel is committed to delivering a range of products to the NOR embedded market segment which analysts estimate will reach $2 billion to $3 billion this year.”

“Intel’s Serial Flash Memory (S33) delivers the high performance required by Mediatek’s leading-edge optical storage ICs for CD/DVD drives in PCs. Its industry standard pin-out and command set ensure ease of design-in and accelerated time-to-market for Mediatek,” said Alex Chen, the company’s director of Sales/Marketing, Optical Storage Business Unit.

In addition to industry-standard features for its serial flash, Intel delivers an enhanced feature set, including high 68MHz read performance capabilities to enable fast flash access times, security features such as One-Time Programmable bytes, and Program and Erase Fail status bits that enable more efficient system management. Intel Serial Flash Memory is offered in 16Mb, 32Mb, and 64Mb densities, in an industry-standard 16-pin SOIC package. The 16Mb density part is also available in the smaller 8-pin SOIC package.

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