Microchip Expands SPI Flash Memory Portfolio With Three New Low-Power Devices

  Microchip Expands SPI Flash Memory Portfolio With Three New Low-Power
  Devices

 New Flash Devices Include Extended Operating Voltage Range From 2.3 to 3.6V

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CHANDLER, Ariz. -- February 4, 2013

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced
an expansion of its SPI Flash memory portfolio, with the introduction of the
SST25PF020B, SST25PF040B and SST25PF080B devices. The SST25PF020B, SST25PF040B
and SST25PF080B offer 2, 4 and 8 Mbit of memory and are manufactured with
Microchip’s high-performance SuperFlash^® technology, a split-gate, NOR Flash
design with thick-oxide tunneling injector for superior quality and
reliability.

With their extended operating voltage range from 2.3 to 3.6V, extremely low
power consumption, small-footprint packaging, and fixed super-fast program and
erase times, these SPI Flash memory devices excel in a variety of
applications. The memory is partitioned into uniform 4 Kbyte sectors, and 32
and 64 Kbyte blocks, offering flexible erase capabilities and seamless
partitioning for program and data code in the same memory block. All three
devices enable designers to reduce their overall product design cycles and
total system costs while improving product performance. The extended voltage
range provides designers with a wider set of options on the power-supply
voltage for their chipsets and board designs, and reduces overall power
consumption, making these memory devices especially well suited for
battery-operated accessories, sensors and equipment.

The SST25PF020B, SST25PF040B and SST25PF080B SPI Flash devices offer flexible
erase and program performance, including erasing sectors and blocks as fast as
18 ms, erasing the entire Flash memory chip in 35 ms, and a word-programming
time of 7 µs using Auto Address Increment (AAI). The devices also offer
superior reliability of 100,000 endurance cycles, typical, and greater than
100 years of data retention. The active read current of these devices is only
10 mA, typical, at 80 MHz, and standby current is only 10 µA, typical.

All three devices excel in a broad range of applications, including those in
the consumer-electronics and industrial markets. Examples of ideal end
applications include smart meters, wireless products for sports/fitness/health
monitoring, digital radios, low-power Wi-Fi^® products, GPS, and a wide array
of battery-operated products. Additionally, these SPI Flash memory devices are
well suited for use in medical applications, such as glucose meters, hearing
aids and wireless sensors.

“Newer designs requiring greater mobility, along with more compact form
factors, are driving lower-power and extended-voltage requirements,” said
Randy Drwinga, vice president of Microchip’s SuperFlash Memory Division. “With
their extended voltage, smaller footprint and low power consumption, this
SST25PFXXXB SPI Flash family provides designers with even simpler, more
economical and more innovative memory solutions for their embedded designs.”

Pricing & Availability

The SST25PF020B starts at $0.53 each, in 8-lead 150 mil SOIC, 8-contact USON
(3x2 mm), or 8-contact WSON (6x5 mm) packages, in 10,000-unit quantities. The
SST25PF040B starts at $0.66 each, in 8-lead 150 mil SOIC, 8-lead 200 mil SOIC,
or 8-contact WSON (6x5 mm) packages, in 10,000-unit quantities. The
SST25PF080B starts at $0.81 each, in 8-lead 150 mil SOIC, 8-lead 200 mil SOIC,
or 8-contact WSON (6x5 mm) packages, in 10,000-unit quantities.

For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or
authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s website at
http://www.microchip.com/get/4GJ2. To purchase products mentioned in this
press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized
distribution partners.

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About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing
low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to
market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered
in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along
with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the
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