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Spansion (NYSE: CODE) is a leading provider of the Flash memory technology at the heart of the world's electronics systems, powering everything from the routers that run the internet to the highly interactive and immersive consumer and automotive electronics that are enriching people's daily lives. Spansion's broad and differentiated Flash memory product portfolio, award-winning MirrorBit charge-trapping technology, and industry leading service and support are enabling customers to achieve greater efficiency and success in their target markets. For more information, visit

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  • editor's comments:- December 2011 - Spansion designs and makes NOR flash chips which are used in many industries. But the characteristics of NOR (slow write speeds) means this technology is not currently used in enterprise SSDs.

Spansion - selected mentions from storage market history

In July 2003 - Spansion was founded as a joint venture by AMD and Fujitsu.

in November 2008 - Spansion filed a multibillion dollar patent infringement suit with the ITC against Samsung related to flash memory IP.

In March 2009 - Spansion filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. See also:- gone away storage companies

In May 2010 - Spansion emerged from Chapter 11 reorganization.

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Cypress merges with Spansion
Editor:- December 1, 2014 - Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion today announced a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock, tax-free transaction valued at approximately $4 billion.

See also:- mergers and acquisitions in the SSD market
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