Intel Flashes IDF Attendees

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During IDF, Intel’s developer forum, the company uses the platform to detail a number of innovations and upcoming releases.

At one of the presentations yesterday, Intel disclosed their version of the Flash memory technology, NOR (Not-Or) flash. This particular architecture was developed by Intel in 1988 (finally debuting in 2005?) and is a rewritable memory chip that holds its content with or without power. Obviously, one of the areas of application is the cellular phone industry, as well as any number of portable gadgets that make use of flash memory.

“Intel achieved great momentum in the non-volatile memory business in 2004 with its industry-leading NOR flash product line, and we are approaching 2005 with even more focus and determination,” said Darin Billerbeck, vice president and general manager, Intel Flash Products Group. “By adding these new products, we are doubling our NOR product portfolio to meet both our cellular and embedded customer requirements for high performance, high reliability and code execution.”

During the presentation, Intel revealed different areas NOR can be applied too:

Sibley – The Sibley family will offer fast NOR read speeds to enable zero-wait code execution at up to 108 Mhz. In addition, Sibley write speeds of up to 500 kilobits per second (kbps) will enable the rapid data storage of multimedia images required in today’s wireless handsets.

Expect a 512 MB stick from the Sibley family.

Naubinway – the next generation of Intel’s Flash Data Integrator (FDI) flash file system designed for multimedia phones. Naubinway will minimize software overhead to offer peak flash performance when storing large files such as digital images, digital music and video streams in handsets.

Sixmile – a new flash product family designed specifically for the embedded market segment, will be Intel’s lowest cost-per-bit embedded flash solution. The Sixmile product family will provide a wide range of densities, packages and features that will support the diverse applications in market segments such as wired communications, consumer electronics and industrial.

All products detailed during this presentation will be available in 2005.

Chris Richardson is a search engine writer and editor for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest search news.

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