2/16/2005 - M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH) and TTPCom, the world’s leading independent supplier of digital wireless technology, announced that DiskOnChip is supported by TTPCom’s 2.5G protocol software to deliver additional flexibility for the growing feature phone market.
This latest achievement recognises the emergent need for high-capacity embedded memory solutions in multimedia-rich feature phones and enables M-Systems’ DiskOnChip to be included in the millions of handsets worldwide built on TTPCom’s technology.
As an established supplier of digital wireless technology, TTPCom offers its customers best-in-class protocol software solutions that are developed within a complete system context. A pre-integrated M-Systems’ DiskOnChip solution provides handset manufacturers with the flexibility to design in high capacity, low cost NAND-only storage support for advanced multimedia content such as gaming, MP3 and video files.
“As mobile handsets become more feature-rich and as these devices converge into portable entertainment centres, we’re seeing significant demand from our customers for a pre-integrated, economic, mass storage solution that will support the necessary applications,” said Nigel Walcot, head of TTPCom’s Custom Solutions Group. “With M-Systems’ DiskOnChip, we’ve found a mature flash memory solution that has the ability to meet these high end multimedia storage requirements. It also ensures that our customers will continue to enjoy the flexibility and time-to-market savings they’ve come to expect from TTPCom.”
“In addition to working with a leading provider of cellular technologies such as TTPCom, M-Systems also collaborates with leading chipset vendors to help pave the way for handset designers to migrate towards NAND-based solutions and reduce their bill of materials,” said David Tolub, general manager of M-Systems’ mobile division.
“DiskOnChip’s effective penetration into the smartphone segment marks an acknowledgement by leading hardware and software vendors of the favourable cost, capacity, and performance characteristics of NAND technology for the multimedia-centric next generation of phones,” said John Jackson, a wireless analyst at The Yankee Group. “M-Systems is taking definitive steps to drive the availability of this cost-effective, proven embedded storage technology into the mass market feature phone segment. This agreement is significant progress toward an integrated solution that, for vendors, means rapid time to market with a key enabling technology for the next generation of multimedia-centric feature phones.”
About M-Systems’ DiskOnChip
DiskOnChip is a range of high-capacity, easy-to-integrate NVM solutions, optimized for the needs of feature-rich, data-centric mobile handsets and PDAs. It is based on NAND flash technology and an on-die ultra-thin controller, to deliver reliability and performance unmatched by any other flash solution.
DiskOnChip is available in a wide range of capacities ranging from 32 megabytes (256Mbits) up to 1 gigabyte (8Gbits). Robust TrueFFS-based software and a NOR-like interface support fast and easy integration. In addition, a built-in XIP boot block enables it to completely replace NOR Flash, further reducing total memory cost.
DiskOnChip provides abundant internal memory, super-fast application speeds, fail-safe reliability and enhanced security features for superior delivery of advanced business, entertainment and personalized services and applications such as: advanced email and enterprise applications; multimedia messaging; music; games; movie clips; icons, ring tones and the like.
Based in Cambridge, UK, TTPCom Ltd. is the principal operating subsidiary of TTP Communications plc (LSE: TTC). The Company develops intellectual property used in the design and manufacture of wireless communication terminals. TTPCom licenses its technology to leading semiconductor and terminal manufacturers worldwide, including Analog Devices, Intel, LG, Renesas, Sharp, Siemens and Toshiba.
TTPCom has established a world leading position with its GPRS, EDGE and 3G protocol software and offers rapid customisation of handsets through its AJAR applications framework. Over 40 million devices using TTPCom technology were shipped during 2004. More information can be found on TTPCom’s website at www.ttpcom.com.
M-Systems (NASDAQ: FLSH) designs, develops and markets innovative flash data storage solutions for digital consumer electronics markets. M-Systems primarily targets two fast-growing digital consumer electronics markets: the USB (universal serial bus) flash drive market with its DiskOnKey product and the multimedia mobile handset market with its DiskOnChip products. For more information, please contact M-Systems at: www.m-systems.com or email@example.com.
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