Automotive-qualified embedded flash provides the high speed and reliability

08-01-2019 | SST | Automotive Technologies

Silicon Storage Technology (SST) has stated that its high-speed embedded SuperFlash technology is qualified to Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC-Q100 Grade 1 on United Microelectronics Corporation’s 55nm platform.

SST’s embedded SuperFlash technology provides low power, high reliability, superior data retention and endurance across wide markets. In automotive applications, for example, SuperFlash technology offers IC designers with a cost-effective, embedded flash solution that satisfies high speed and dependability demands.

“As part of the AEC-Q100 Grade 1 qualification on UMC’s 55 nm platform, SST’s SuperFlash technology completed a very high bar in endurance testing, including 700,000 program/erase cycles and 20 years' of data retention,” said Mark Reiten, vice president of SST. “The partnership with UMC will enable automotive customers who require low-power, high-endurance embedded flash to keep their production costs down by using the 55nm platform.”

“Since qualifying SST's SuperFlash technology on UMC’s 55nm in 2015, we have engaged with multiple customers for a variety of end market applications,” said Steven Liu, vice president of Corporate Marketing Division at UMC. “With this latest milestone to successfully achieve automotive-grade qualification, UMC customers can confidently utilise SST 55 nm SuperFlash technology for their automotive IC designs manufactured in UMC’s fabs, which have all been IATF-16949 certified to meet stringent automotive quality production standards.”

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