Micron Unveils Serial NOR Flash Interface With Replay-Protected Monotonic Counter for Ultrathin Devices

Micron Unveils Serial NOR Flash Interface With Replay-Protected Monotonic
Counter for Ultrathin Devices

Industry's First SPI NOR Device With Replay-Protected Monotonic Counter
Feature Meets Security Requirements of Ultrathin Applications and is Validated
for Future Intel^® Ultrabook™ Platforms

BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Technology, Inc.,
(Nasdaq:MU) today announced the availability of a replay-protected monotonic
counter (RPMC) feature for their SPI NOR Flash memory devices, which are
validated for future Intel Ultrabook platforms.

The cost-effective 64Mb density is the sweet-spot solution currently available
for immediate platform-enablement activities.

The RPMC feature in Micron's SPI NOR device is the first in a family of
cryptographic primitives that will significantly enhance preboot security in
cost-sensitive embedded, mobile, and personal computing architectures. The
RPMC-enabled device facilitates critical nonvolatile data storage, while
making systems resistant to rollback and replay attacks. It enables original
equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to further strengthen code/data storage in the
boot memory and deliver more secure systems to customers.

Micron's 64Mb RPMC-enabled SPI NOR device supports nonvolatile storage and
authentication needs that are critical to the chipset security implementation
for future Intel Ultrabook platforms and is compliant with Intel's Serial
Flash Hardening Product External Architecture Specification. The device, which
is available in SO8W and W-DFN 0.8mm packages, also includes improved erase
performance to increase throughput and lower the initial cost of manufacturing
programming.

"This first-to-market RPMC feature, developed by Micron for our SPI NOR
device, is an additional demonstration of our commitment to continuously meet
application requirements and customer needs," said  Jeff Bader, vice president
of Micron's Embedded Solutions Marketing. "Our NOR Flash excellence, coupled
with the leadership and expertise of Intel, make this device the best-in-class
solution for the Intel Ultrabook and other future Intel-based platforms."

"I appreciate Micron's expertise in the SPI Flash device technology space and
their support of the replay-protected monotonic counter feature for the Intel
platform prototype validation," said Nitin Sarangdhar, Sr. Principal Engineer
at Intel.

The 64Mb serial NOR Flash with RPMC feature is available now in production
quantities.

With this announcement, Micron is well-positioned to support the growth of
ultrathin applications with a broad portfolio of DRAM, NAND, NOR, and SSD
solutions. For more information, please visit
http://www.micron.com/products/topics/ultrathin-solutions.

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Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced
semiconductor solutions. The company transforms foundational memory
technologies—including DRAM, NAND Flash, and NOR Flash—into innovative
solutions such as solid state drives (SSDs) and storage appliances, modules,
multichip packages, and other semiconductor systems. Micron's worldwide
operations design, manufacture, and market these solutions for use in
leading-edge computing, consumer, enterprise servers and storage, networking,
embedded, and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ
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