SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 4, 2006 â€“ Intel Corporation is the first to sample NOR multi-level cell flash memory chips at 1-gigabit density using its advanced 65-nanometer (nm) process technology. Intelâ€™s NOR Flash memory chips are used in devices such as cell phones to manage critical phone operations, handle Personal Information Management data and to store photos, music and videos.
Intelâ€™s handset OEM customers will benefit from a common flash architecture that will simplify the migration from 90nm to 65nm process technology.
â€œWith these offerings, Intel continues to lead in providing the industryâ€™s most advanced NOR flash memory for the mainstream handset market segment,â€? said Brian Harrison, Intel vice president and general manager of the Flash Memory Group. â€œOur 65nm process technology will improve flash performance to enable the next generation of handsets that deliver new and enhanced capabilities for end-users.â€?
Samples will be available to customers late in the second quarter.
About Intelâ€™s 65nm process technology
Intelâ€™s first production of microprocessors built on 65nm technology started in the second half of 2005. The company is currently shipping mobile, desktop, server and embedded processors.
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