EEPROM Innovation: Fremont Micro Devices USA


EEPROM Fremont Micro Devices

Fremont Micro Devices (FMD) was founded in 2003 in Fremont, California and specializes in non-volatile memory products. This privately-held company currently has offices in the United States, Europe, and China. FMD is fabless, meaning that manufacturing is outsourced, so that the company can focus on innovative design and technology. FMD owns or co-owns with foundries most of the technologies used in their products. Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM) technology is a type of memory used in electronics to store small amounts of data in a non-volatile setting (i.e. when power is removed).

EEPROMS are reprogrammable while the computer is in use and EEPROMs now have a lifespan that can extend to a million write operations. Fremont Micro Devices’ patented EEPROM technology known as UltraEE™ delivers low density memory products that have proved competitive against those of other large memory providers such as ATMEL, ST Micros, NXP Semiconductors, and Samsung. This proprietary technology has been applied to their standard memory devices with densities ranging from 2kbit to 1024kbit. A selection of interfaces with variable densities are available, including I2C, 3-Wire, SPI, and IC Smart Card. FMD can also provide customized memory products for those with specific requirements. The company expects its growth in the EEPROM market to reach 40-70% per year for the next three years.

Fremont Micro Devices has developed a streamlined process technology used to manufacture low density memory with standard logic integrated circuits. Already proven at the 0.18um node, they will eventually mitigate the technology to 0.13um, 90nm, and 70nm. An embedded flash process at the 0.18 and 0.13um node is also underway. ASAP Semiconductor, through our proprietary website ASAP Memory, strives to be a premier distributor and one-stop shop for all your memory requirements including those from Fremont Micro Devices USA. Regardless of the application, we can help you meet your procurement needs. Take a look at www.asap-memory.com or contact us today at sales@asap-memory.com for a quote.

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