Intel to offer flash memory using 0.13 micron process

Intel Corp. has converted its notebook, server and even its desktop processors down to 0.13-micron manufacturing technology and Tuesday the company unveiled its first flash memory chips for cell phones built using the same process.

The flash chips are nearly 50 percent smaller than their predecessor, Intel said in a statement. The smaller process, which involves the dimension of circuits etched on the surface of chips, is designed to make flash chips that generate less heat and consume less power.

The company said it hopes to ship its 0.13-micron flash products before competitors ship their 0.18-micron flash chips, putting Intel two generations of chips ahead of the competition.

The new chip, which Intel calls the 3-volt Advanced+ Boot Block chip, is the newest member of the company's Advanced Boot Block family, Intel said. The chip is used for storing program code in devices such as cell phones, as well as storing user data including a device's address book, the company said.

The new chips will be available in 32M-bit and 64M-bit versions, Intel said. The 32M-bit version is sampling now and is expected to be in production in the second quarter of 2002. The 64M-bit version will be shipping later in 2002, Intel said. The 32M-bit and 64M-bit chips are priced at US$11 and $19 respectively in quantities of 10,000, a standard measurement for chip sales.

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