Freescale’s award-winning MRAM achieves industrial and extended temperature qualification

1Mb, 2Mb, and 4Mb products in production and available for rugged, environmentally demanding applications

Austin,Texas, (PresseBox) - Freescale Semiconductor today announced the industrial and extended temperature qualification of its award-winning magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) products. Freescale’s entire 1Mbit, 2Mbit and 4Mbit MRAM families are now available at commercial (00 C to 70o C), industrial (0o C to 85o C) and extended (-40o C to 105o C) temperature ranges.

The industrial and extended temperature range MRAM devices are designed to be used in rugged application environments, such as industrial, military, aerospace and automotive designs. The commercial MRAM devices are intended for less environmentally demanding applications, such as networking, security, data storage, gaming and printers.

"Freescale is dedicated to expanding the market for MRAM into all market segments," said David Bondurant, MRAM product manager at Freescale. "Extended temperature qualification of MRAM demonstrates our industry-leading reliability when compared to other non-volatile memory products."

MRAM offers exceptional price/performance within the high-density nvRAM market by combining the best features of non-volatile memory and RAM to enable "instant-on" capability and power loss protection in new classes of intelligent electronic devices. In addition, MRAM devices operate at SRAM speeds over a wide range of temperatures without the need for battery-backup.

MRAM wins Design News "Golden MouseTrap Product of the Year" award Freescale’s MR2A16A 4Mbit product, the world’s first commercially available MRAM device, was recently awarded a 2007 Design News Golden MouseTrap Product of the Year award. The product also has received the 2007 R&D 100 Award, Electronic Products’ 2006 Product of the Year, EE Times China’s 2007 Memory Product of the Year, LSI’s 2007 Award of Excellence in conjunction with ESEC Japan and the 2007 In-Stat/Microprocessor Report’s Product of the Year Award in innovation. Additionally, Freescale’s MRAM device was selected as a finalist in EDN’s 2006 Innovation Awards and EE Times’ 2006 ACE Awards.

Pricing and availability For a comprehensive list of MRAM products and pricing information, visit

Freescale Halbleiter Deutschland GmbH

Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with 2007 sales of $5.7 billion (USD).

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