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Spansion Supplies Flash Memory Products to Siemens VDO


Joany Draeger :
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- February 2 , 2006 Spansion Inc. (NASDAQ: SPSN), one of the largest providers of Flash memory solutions, today announced that Siemens VDO Automotive AG, a global leader in automotive electrical and electronics systems, has selected Spansion as a key Flash memory products supplier for its powertrain applications. Flash memory plays a significant role under an automobile´s hood to control the engine, transmission, and vehicle stability.

Spansion supplies Siemens VDO with several models of its floating-gate, burst-mode NOR Flash memory devices, which are optimized for automotive powertrain applications, including engine management and transmission control.

"We are committed to supporting the automotive industry with optimized products, and the high quality required by automotive systems manufacturers," said Ian Williams, corporate vice president of marketing for the Embedded Memory Division at Spansion. "Our commitment to excellence enables us to maintain our good standing with automotive suppliers such as Siemens VDO.

Spansions Products for Automotive
Automobiles are becoming increasingly reliant on electronics systems to provide vehicle safety, comfort and enjoyment, and lessen the impact on the environment. However, automotive applications are also traditionally among the most demanding, with extreme operating conditions, required certification compliance and unique feature sets.

Spansion Flash memory is integrated into products sold by all of the top 10 automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Spansion offers a complete line of floating-gate and MirrorBit technology-based automotive Flash memory products for under-the-hood and in-cabin electronics systems. Spansion products offer optimized features such as burst-mode operation and extended temperature tolerance (-40 C to +145 C), and are made available in both packaged and Known Good Die (KGD) configurations. Spansion has also maintained QS9000 certification since 1999 and has transitioned to the more stringent ISO/TS 16949:2002 worldwide automotive quality management system specification.

About Spansion
Spansion {NASDAQ: SPSN} is a leading Flash memory solutions provider, dedicated to enabling, storing and protecting digital content in the wireless, automotive, networking and consumer electronics markets. Spansion, previously a joint venture of AMD and Fujitsu, is the largest company in the world dedicated exclusively to developing, designing, and manufacturing Flash memory products and systems. For more information, visit For ongoing news, visit

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