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SLC NAND Flash (36 nm) targets embedded, wireless markets.

Press Release Summary:

Jun 06, 2014 - Supplied in 48-pin TSOP and 63-ball VFBGA packages, Single-Level Cell (SLC) NAND Flash utilizes 36 nm floating-gate technology and is offered in densities from 1–8 Gb in both 1.8 and 3.0 V voltages. Extended industrial temperature range is -40 to +85°C, and extended operating temperature range is also available. Along with 25 µsec random access and 25 nsec sequential access, products offer 100K program/erase cycle endurance.

Macronix International Co., Ltd. - Taipei, TWN

Original Press Release

Macronix Starts Production of 36nm SLC NAND Flash

Press release date: May 29, 2014

HSINCHU – Macronix, a leading provider of non-volatile memory solutions, today announced it has started production of its second generation of Single-Level Cell (SLC) NAND Flash, utilizing 36nm floating-gate technology.  The 36nm floating-gate technology was developed at Macronix's state of the art 300mm fab.

The new SLC NAND family will be offered in densities from 1Gb to 8Gb in both 3.0V and 1.8V voltages, extended industrial temperature range with product longevity support.  Macronix has also unveiled NAND-based MCP (Multi-Chip Package) solutions to provide customers a complete portfolio of NAND Flash products.  These NAND and MCP products are targeted at a broad range of applications for the embedded and wireless markets.

As customer applications and operating systems become more sophisticated, the need for more robust and higher-density storage solutions are growing.  Macronix's SLC NAND products were developed to support these market trends featuring the right balance of performance, high reliability, densities and voltages along with the longevity support from Macronix owned wafer fabs.

"The addition of the 36nm SLC NAND Flash products to our existing 512Mb and 1Gb first generation SLC NAND product family puts Macronix in a position to support virtually all of our customer demands for SLC NAND products," said F.L. Ni, Vice President of Marketing at Macronix.  "Our expanded NAND portfolio along with our broad serial and parallel NOR and industry leading XtraROM® products exhibits Macronix's continued commitment to the development and production of advanced non-volatile memory products and solutions to fulfill the growing demands from our customers."

Key Features of the Macronix 36nm SLC NAND Family:

--  36nm floating-gate process technology
--  Industrial temperature range (-40(o)C to +85(o)C)
--  High reliability with 100K program/erase (P/E) cycle endurance
--  SLC NAND performance with 25us random access, 25ns sequential access
--  Industry-standard 48-pin TSOP, and 63-ball VFBGA packages
--  Product Longevity Program support

Product Availability:

--  3.0 V and 1.8V 2Gb, 4Gb 36nm NAND products started sampling in Q1 of 2014 with production availability now.
--  8Gb 36nm NAND products will be sampling in the third quarter of 2014 with product availability in Q4 of 2014.
--  1Gb 36nm NAND products will be sampling in the fourth quarter of 2014 with production availability in Q1 of 2015.
--  The NAND MCP are sampling in Q2 2014, with volume production beginning in the second half of 2014.
--  1Gb and 512Mb first generation NAND products are in mass production
--  Information on sample ordering can be found on, or by contacting the company's regional sales representatives.

About Macronix International Co., Ltd.
Macronix, a leading integrated device manufacturer in the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) market, provides a full range of NOR Flash, NAND Flash, and ROM products. With its world-class R&D and manufacturing capability, Macronix continues to deliver high-quality, innovative and performance-driven products to its customers in the consumer, communication, computing, automotive, networking and other segment markets.

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Michelle Chang
Deputy Director
Corporate Communication Office
Macronix International Co., LTD.
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