SUNNYVALE, CA-November 28, 2000-AMD today announced a three-year agreement
with Siemens Automotive AG, a global leader in electrical and electronics
systems, to supply them with AMD's most advanced Flash memory devices.
Under the contract, AMD will provide Siemens with devices intended to meet
the increasing demand for Flash memory within Siemens' automotive segment.
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to support a leading automotive
systems manufacturer such as Siemens," said Walid Maghribi, group vice
president of AMD's Memory Group. "AMD is committed to the automotive market
and offers a full spectrum of the most reliable Flash memory devices in the
industry that include features such as burst mode, extended temperature
range, and Known Good Die (KGD). Additionally, all AMD Flash memory devices
produced at FASL are QS9000 qualified."
"We selected AMD as our Flash memory supplier because they are the only ones
able to meet the tremendous demands of our extreme operating conditions,"
said Bernd Bremicker, Siemens senior vice president of purchasing. "Siemens
Automotive is pioneering solutions for engine management and driver
information systems where the highest levels of reliability are critical."
About AMD Flash Memory Devices
AMD technology is employed by the world's largest producer of flash memory
devices, Fujitsu AMD Semiconductor Ltd. (FASL). AMD flash memory products
encompass a broad spectrum of densities and features to support a wide range
of markets. AMD offers many flash memory products, such as the award-winning
Simultaneous Read-Write (SRW) product family; Super Low Voltage 1.8V flash
memory devices; and Burst- and Page-Mode devices. AMD developed the robust
Known Good Die (KGD) program and the patented negative gate erase
technology, and refined the industry-standard Fine-pitch Ball Grid Array
All AMD flash memory devices are guaranteed for a minimum of one
million write cycles per sector and 20 years' data retention, making them
the most reliable non-volatile memory devices in the industry.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and
networked computer and communications markets. AMD produces microprocessors,
flash memory devices, and integrated circuits for communications and
networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California,
AMD had revenues of $2.9 billion in 1999. (NYSE: AMD).
AMD is a trademark of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.