Macronix Launches its First SLC NAND Flash Product Family for Embedded Applications

Product Offering Expanding from NOR to NAND as a Total Flash Memory Provider

Feb 09, 2012, 12:00 ET from Macronix International Co., Ltd.

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Macronix International Co., Ltd. (TSE: 2337), a world leading supplier in NOR Flash memory, today formally launches the first generation Single-Level Cell (SLC) NAND Flash family, the MX30LF family. An extension of Macronix's existing Serial and Parallel NOR Flash product portfolio, the new MX30LF SLC NAND family will facilitate Macronix serving embedded code and data storage markets as a total Flash memory provider.

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As a leader in embedded non-volatile memories, Macronix fulfills the memory requirements of these applications ranging from consumer electronic applications like set-top box (STB), TV, digital cameras, Customer-premises equipment (CPE) and high end networking, through to industrial PC and automotive applications. Macronix has begun sampling SLC NAND products and will start trial production in 2012 Q1.

"Broadcom is committed to high performance and highly integrated broadband CPE solutions. We are pleased to see Macronix launch its latest NAND Flash product family, offering the NAND Flash densities required by system vendors and service providers," said Dr. John Liberati, Senior Principal Scientist, Broadcom Corporation.

"Along with process technology advancements to 1xnm, NAND suppliers today focus their attention on MLC/TLC NAND developments. In comparison, Macronix chooses the SLC NAND to facilitate the niche market supply needs and stability," commented Michael Yang, Principle Analyst at IHS iSuppli Corporation, "a strategy that enhances the company's current position in the embedded applications."

Manufactured and developed by Macronix in-house technology, the new MX30LF family consists of two products, MX30LF1208AA and MX30LF1G08AA, of 512Mb and 1Gb density respectively. Both products utilize a more reliable 75nm floating gate technology which makes them ideal devices for embedded applications demanding higher quality and reliability. The company is committed to providing longevity for product support with the advantage of its own fabs.

Main features of the 512Mb and 1Gb of MX30LF SLC NAND Flash products as below:


  • Organization: x8
  • ECC requirement: 1-bit/(512B+16B)
  • Page size: 2KB+64B
  • Block size: 128KB+4KB
  • Cache program: 2KB+64B
  • Wide operating voltage range: 2.7-3.6V
  • Industrial temperature range: -40C to +85C
  • P/E Endurance: 100K


  • Random access: 25us (max.)
  • Sequential read: 30ns (min.)
  • Page program: 300us (typ.)
  • Block erase time: 2ms (typ.)
  • ICC read/program/erase: 30mA (max.)
  • Standby current: 50uA (max.)

About Macronix International Co., Ltd.

Macronix, a leading integrated device manufacturer in the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) market, provides a full range of NOR Flash, NAND Flash, and ROM products. With its world-class R&D and manufacturing capability, Macronix continues to deliver high-quality, innovative and performance driven products to its customers in the consumer, communication, computing, automotive, networking and other segment markets.  

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Media Contacts:

Michelle Chang
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Macronix International Co., LTD.
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Salman Rashid
Senior Marketing Director
Macronix America, Inc.
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Jeff Doong
Product Marketing Director
Macronix Europe, N.V.
TEL: +32-2-456-8023
FAX: +32-2-456-8021

Nobufumi Fujii
Marketing Senior Manager
Macronix Asia Limited
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FAX: +81-44-246-9105

SOURCE Macronix International Co., Ltd.