Flash Memory Solutions are designed for entry-level handsets.

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With 1.8 V and burst mode supports of up to 104 MHz, Spansion® NOR VS flash memory family is compatible with existing interfaces, chipsets, packages, and commands. Available with densities ranging from 16-64 Mb, products enable seamless pinout migration and software migration for handset designers to MirrorBit® technology family.

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Spansion Announces NOR Flash Memory Solutions Targeted at Emerging Markets

New Flash memory family designed for entry-level handsets in regions with rapid new subscriber growth

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 9 - Spansion Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSN), the world's largest pure-play provider of Flash memory solutions, today announced the availability of its NOR VS family for emerging markets, designed to enable handset OEMs to introduce simplified, high-performance entry-level phones for regions with rapid new subscriber growth, such as China, India and Russia.

Entry-level phones targeted for emerging markets typically range from basic, voice-only models to color screen handsets equipped with a low-resolution camera and 2D games. The Spansion® NOR VS family, with densities ranging from 16Mb to 64Mb and with up to 30 percent savings on die size, enables handset OEM customers to develop more cost-efficient and higher performance solutions compared to earlier generation products.

With 1.8V and burst mode supports of up to 104MHz, the NOR VS family is compatible with existing interfaces, chipsets, packages and commands. Additionally, the new Spansion product family enables a seamless pinout migration and simple software migration for handset designers to the MirrorBit® technology family, empowering phone manufacturers to quickly bring to market new handsets that attract new users and grow market share.

"With the addition of the NOR VS family to Spansion's wireless portfolio, we are able to take a systems-level approach, providing our customers with a very high performing and cost-efficient Flash memory solution that enables handset OEMs to bring phones to price sensitive markets more quickly," said Ahmed Nawaz, executive vice president, Wireless Solutions Division at Spansion. "This new offering complements our MirrorBit technology brand, making it easy for phone manufacturers to scale their offerings as users in emerging regions begin to require upgrades from basic, entry-level phones, up to very high-end, content-rich phones."

The Spansion NOR VS family of solutions for emerging markets is currently sampling at 32Mb and is expected to be sampling at 16Mb and 64Mb by July. Mass production for the 16Mb, 32Mb and 64Mb is planned for Q4 2007.

The NOR VS family is manufactured at Spansion's flagship facility, Fab 25 in Austin, TX.

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 www.spansion.com.

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