Future Electronics Adds Spansion Products

Montreal, Canada – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, is pleased to announce its worldwide distribution agreement with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has been extended to include Spansion products, following the merger of Cypress and Spansion. The merger of the two companies enables Future Electronics, a long time leading distributor for Cypress, to expand its…

Spansion, XMC to Jointly Develop 3D NAND

Sunnyvale, Calif. — Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems solutions, and XMC, China’s fastest growing 300mm semiconductor foundry, today announced that the two companies will work together to develop and manufacture 3D NAND technology. The companies have signed development and cross-licensing agreements. According to TechNavio, 3D NAND is expected to grow at a…

Microcontroller Market Continues to Strengthen

The microcontroller (MCU) market is expected to show positive sales in 2015 thanks to a sharp recovery in smartcards, improvements in the global economy, and the emergence of new embedded-systems applications, such as wearable electronics and the Internet of Things (IoT), according to IC Insights’ 2015 edition of The McClean Report. These market factors, in addition…

Spansion & Macronix Settle Patent Dispute

Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a worldwide leader in non-volatile memory and embedded systems solutions, and Macronix International Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2337), a global leader in non-volatile memory semiconductor solutions, today announced the companies have settled all outstanding patent disputes and actions, including their respective complaints at the US International Trade Commission as well as District…

Cypress & Spansion to Merge in $4b Deal

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and Spansion, Inc. (NYSE: CODE) today announced a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately $4 billion. The post-merger company will generate more than $2 billion in revenue annually and create a leading global provider of microcontrollers and specialized memories needed in today’s embedded systems.…

Spansion Expands Traveo MCU Line

Sunnyvale, Calif. — Spansion Inc. has expanded its Traveo microcontroller (MCU) family aimed at human machine interfaces (HMI) in automotive dashboards. Spansion is integrating its HyperBus interface with its ARM Cortex-R5-based embedded Traveo MCU for the first time, enabling seamless connections with HyperBus memories, including Spansion HyperFlash memory, to simplify design and provide faster performance in…

Spansion, ISSI to Develop RAM Products

Sunnyvale, Calif.– Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems solutions, and Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISSI), a leader in advanced memory solutions, today announced plans to develop HyperRAM™ products based on the Spansion HyperBus™ interface, which dramatically improves performance while reducing the number of pins. Both companies will have rights to sell…