SUNNYVALE, USA: Spansion Inc. announced the signing of a cross-license agreement with Winbond Electronics Corp. This gives both companies access to each other's Flash memory patent portfolio.
"This agreement reflects the strong IP position of both companies and our ongoing commitment to provide and have access to valuable memory patents in the industry," said Ali Pourkeramati, senior VP of strategic alliances at Spansion. "We believe the cooperation between Spansion and Winbond will be positive for our customers, enabling them to benefit from innovation and new technologies."
Flash memory is a critical part of billions of dollars worth of consumer electronics such as cartridges for gaming devices, digital cameras, networking equipment, set-top-boxes, and notebook and tablet computers. Spansion has invested billions of dollars in research and development and holds more than 4,000 Flash memory patents and patent applications. Winbond is the pioneer and leading supplier of SPI NOR Flash.