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Spansion and XMC partner
Spansion and XMC Semiconductor entered a 32nm Flash Memory partnership.
Spansion and XMC, China's fastest growing 300mm semiconductor foundry, expanded their partnership, to develop and manufacture Spansion 32nm NOR Flash memory. The agreement expands XMC's current 300mm manufacturing of Spansion's proprietary 65nm and 45nm Flash memory technology. "XMC has proven to be a strong partner for Spansion and is a critical component of our manufacturing strategy. The agreement with XMC will help Spansion meet the industry's growing demand for advanced Flash memory solutions across a range of embedded applications," said John Kispert, president and CEO of Spansion. "The combination of our leading edge 32nm technology and their manufacturing expertise will deliver innovative and high-quality products that will drive differentiation for our embedded customers." "Spansion's Flash memory is at the heart of many of the world's electronics systems. It is a privilege to have them as a partner to drive the technology to smaller process geometries," said Simon Yang, CEO of XMC. "The partnership is a good combination of our manufacturing prowess and their proven leading edge flash memory products."