Intel announced today the industry's first volume shipments of 65-nanometer (nm) NOR flash Multi-Level Cell (MLC) products, including the first 65nm 1Gigabit (Gb) monolithic part for cell phones.
These new products are based on Intel's StrataFlash? Cellular Memory (M18)
architecture and are drop-in compatible with Intels high-volume, 90nm-based flash
chips, ensuring an easy migration path for cellular Original Equipment
Targeted for multimedia phones with mega-pixel cameras, video and high-speed data
capabilities, the single chip, 1Gb MLC NOR aligns nicely with next-generation
phones coming to market.
Intel also has a 65nm roadmap to support 512Mb, 256Mb and 128Mb densities of the
M18 product family in 2007.
The new 65nm NOR MLC parts from Intel offer fast read speeds of up to 133 MHz,
improved write speeds of up to 1.0MB/sec for faster response times and storage
capabilities for 4 mega-pixel cameras and MPEG-4 video. The write speed improvement
on the 65nm version is twice as fast as Intels previous product. Battery life is
also extended through low power consumption, 1.8-volt operation and a deep
Intel also continues to work closely with a variety of cellular companies to ensure
quick adoption of this new family of products. The M18 is validated on the top 10
chipsets in the market and offers third-party software support for added OEM