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February 06, 2016 5:13 AM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of Spansion Inc.

Company Overview

Spansion, Inc. designs, manufactures, develops, and sells embedded systems semiconductors. The company offers flash memory, microcontrollers, and analog and mixed-signal products, and embedded system-on-chip solutions. It provides a family of parallel and serial NOR flash memory, as well as a range of lower density NAND and embedded managed NAND flash memory products for non-commodity embedded applications. The company also offers a family of 8-, 16-, 32-bit proprietary and 32-bit ARM based microcontrollers that are used in automotive applications, such as body electronics, chassis and safety, power train and hybrid, home appliances, digital audio/video equipment, and industrial and office e...

915 DeGuigne Drive

PO Box 3453

Sunnyvale, CA 94088

United States

Founded in 2005

3,893 Employees



Key Executives for Spansion Inc.

Principal Executive Officer, President, Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer and Director
Age: 67
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Flash Memory Business Group
Senior Vice President of Microcontroller & Analog Business Group
Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and Final Operations
Senior Vice President of Wafer Fabrication Operations, Corporate Quality and Product Engineering
Age: 56
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Spansion Inc. Key Developments

Spansion Inc. and Mustang Acquisition Corporation Announces Management Changes

In connection with the Merger, at and upon the Effective Time, all of the directors of Spansion immediately prior to the Effective Time ceased to be directors of Spansion and were replaced by T.J. Rodgers and Thad Trent, the directors of Merger Sub immediately prior to the Effective Time. In connection with the Merger, at and upon the Effective Time, John Kispert, Spansion's President and Chief Executive Officer, and Randy Furr, Spansion's Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (and principal financial officer and principal accounting officer), ceased to be officers of Spansion, and the officers of Merger Sub immediately prior to the Effective Time became the officers of Spansion. As such, at and upon the Effective Time, T.J. Rodgers became the President (principal executive officer) and Treasurer (principal financial officer and principal accounting officer) of Spansion and Thad Trent became the Secretary of Spansion.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, Spansion Inc. - M&A Call

To describe the synergies of the merger and benefits for Cypress and Spansion customers

Spansion Introduces Industry's 1.8V High-Speed Serial NOR Flash Memory

Spansion Inc. introduced the newest 512Mb density member of the FS-S serial NOR flash family. Spansion's FS-S family boasts the industry's 1.8V serial peripheral interface (SPI) read performance at 80MBytes/s with quad DDR (Double Data Rate) at 80MHz clock speeds, 50% faster than most other high-density 1.8V SPI devices currently available. The FS-S 512Mb device also supports reads operation at 133MHz clock speeds in single, dual, and quad IO mode as well as fast programming throughput of 1.08MB/s. Spansion FS-S devices are offered in the industrial (-40C to +85C) and industrial plus (-40C to +105C) temperature ranges. These products reduce the number of signals for connection to the host system by serially transferring all control, address and data information over four to six signals reducing the cost of the memory package and signal switching power, as well as either reducing the host connection count or freeing the host connectors for use in providing other features. Spansion S25FS512S Key Features: Single 1.8V power supply for core and I/O voltage. Quad all (QPI, 4-4-4) read mode; all transfers are 4 bits wide, including instructions. Extended addressing â “ 24- or 32-bit address options. JEDEC JESD216B standard, Serial Flash Discoverable Parameters (SFDP) that provide device feature and configuration information. Configurable initial read latency (number of dummy cycles) for faster initial access time or higher clock rate read commands. Evaluate Erase Status command to determine if the last erase operation on a sector completed successfully. Advanced Sector Protection (ASP) Permanent Protection. Individual sector protection controlled by boot code or password. Unique 128-bit ID for system authentication and additional security.Multiple packages supported 16-pin SOIC (300mil), 8-land WSON 6x8mm and 24-ball BGA 6x8mm. Temperature ranges offered: industrial (-40C to +85C) and industrial plus (-40C to +105C). Spansion S25FS512S is currently sampling and will be fully qualified in April 2015.

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