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December 13, 2012

Micron Technology Launches New Phase Change Memory Portfolio for Mobile Devices

Micron Technology (News - Alert), a provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, has launched its new Phase Change Memory (PCM) portfolio, suitable for mobile devices. The company is also supplying its 1Gb PCM to Nokia (News - Alert) to be incorporated in its new phones.

Nokia will be using Micron’s PCM solution to introduce optimized functionality in some of its phone models.

“Nokia has always found ways to provide innovative mobile devices for its customers across the globe, and Micron’s PCM for mobile enables us to enhance the performance of Asha smartphones,” said Dirk Didascalou, SVP of Mobiles Phones, Nokia.

“Micron is a trusted supplier, and their new technology helps create a strong user experience with a number of feature and performance enhancements,” added Didascalou.

PCM is known to enhance boot time, simplify software development and improve performance with overwrite capability. PCM also ensures reliability and environment friendly performance. The Micron 45nm PCM solution will be used in mobile phones to add more capabilities and may be soon incorporated in smartphones and media tablets, said officials.

“Micron continues to lead the charge in advanced, innovative memory solutions,” said Michael Rayfield, VP of Micron’s Wireless Solutions Group. “Our PCM product portfolio is just the latest demonstration of this innovation.”

Catering to the needs of entry-level phones and high-end smartphones and tablets, Micron provides volatile and nonvolatile memory products that find application in wireless devices. The portfolio of products include NOR, NAND, PCM, LPDRAM and e•MMC embedded memory.

The company is shipping PCM solutions in volume to meet growing demand arising from chipset vendors, enablers and handset manufacturers.

Delkin Devices, a supplier of industrial solid state storage products, recently launched a new line of memory cards with extended life cycles called SPAN (for Sustained Product Availability NAND).

SPAN products are useful in medical, automotive, military and other industrial vertical markets where long project life cycles are common and change management is especially critical. Delkin has partnered with Micron Technology and Hyperstone to develop the SPAN product line, utilizing SLC NAND flash built in US fabs from Micron’s Product Longevity Program (PLP).

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Edited by Braden Becker

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