AMD to debut new MirrorBit memory

Posted on Tuesday, October 12 2004 @ 18:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD could debut a MirrorBit-based chip next month capable of competing on price and performance with NAND flash, opening up part of a multi-billion dollar market for the chipmaker.

Although exact details remain unknown, Jim Handy, a flash memory analyst with Semico Research, said he expects AMD to demonstrate that its MirrorBit technology can be applied to the NAND market at its analyst meeting on November 12.

The significance of such an introduction would start to open up a $6 billion marketplace for AMD.

Flash memory chips, which retain data when power is turned off, are used in handheld electronic devices like cell phones, digital cameras and digital music players.

The two types of flash -- named "NAND" and "NOR" after the mathematical actions they perform -- do the same thing in different ways. AMD makes only NOR chips, as does its main rival Intel

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