Spansion adds to flash memory portfolio Spansion Inc. today introduced six automotive-grade devices to the company’s flash memory portfolio. Spansion is adding three new Serial NOR and three new NAND memory densities specifically qualified to meet the extended temperature ranges and stringent quality requirements of the automotive industry. Spansion is complementing the Spansion FL1-K Serial NOR flash family with automotive devices qualified for extended temperature ranges (from -40 degrees Celsius to 125 degrees Celsius) in 16Mb, 32Mb, and 64Mb densities. Spansion is also introducing automotive-grade Spansion ML-G1 NAND flash memories qualified for -40C to 105 degrees Celsius, in 1Gb, 2Gb and 4Gb densities. All six new Spansion devices have achieved AEC-Q100 qualification and meet Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) requirements, industry standards for automotive grade products. “Automotive OEMS are increasing their demand for automotive grade components as applications like Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), instrument clusters, infotainment and data logging systems become standard offerings in a wider range of vehicles,” said Robin Jigour, senior vice president, Spansion Flash Memory Group. “Extremely high reliability and the ability to operate at wide temperature variances are among the most critical needs of automotive applications,” said Alan Niebel, founder and CEO, WebFeet Research. “Automotive-grade devices with AEC-Q100 qualification, which follow PPAP, meet the most stringent requirements defined by automakers worldwide. Spansion’s active role in the development, test, delivery and support of high-performance, high-quality embedded systems for automotive has led to their market leadership.” In addition to automotive applications, automotive grade flash memories are ideal in the industrial space for solar inverters, power switches, factory automation and safety monitoring devices. Spansion’s new automotive serial NOR flash part numbers include: S25FL116K (16Mb), S25FL132K (32Mb) and S25FL164K (64Mb). The new automotive NAND flash products include: S34ML01G1 (1Gb), S34ML02G1 (2Gb) and S34ML04G1 (4Gb).