Winbond introduces blazing fast 1Gbit serial NAND flash
IC for automotive market
Winbond Electronics Corporation, a leading global supplier of semicon-
ductor memory solutions, has announced the introduction of a High-Per-
formance Serial NAND Flash memory IC. The company introduces a
new W25N01JW NAND Flash IC which offers reliable, lower-cost alter-
native to SPI NOR Flash in 1Gbit and 2Gbit capacities for automotive
displays and instrument clusters.
The new High-Performance Serial NAND technology offers a new high
data-transfer rate of 83 MB/s via a Quad Serial Peripheral Interface
(QSPI) and also supports a two-chip dual quad interface which gives a
maximum data transfer rate of 166 MB/s. By raising the data transfer rate
of its serial NAND technology to 83 MB/s matching the read speed of
automotive SPI NOR Flash Winbond has ensured that the W25N01JW
can support fast boot operation and the demanding requirements of so-
phisticated graphics applications.
The new W25N01JW chip can replace SPI NOR Flash memory in au-
tomotive applications such as data storage for instrument clusters or the
Center Information Display (CID) because new flashs high-speed Read
operation is four times faster than the speeds that current serial NAND
The advantages of new NAND Flash are important for automotive
OEMs. The adoption of more sophisticated graphics displays in the in-
strument cluster, and larger display sizes of 7" and above in the CID, is
increasing system memory requirements to capacities of 1Gbit and high-
er and new W25N01JW NAND Flash IC can provide it.
Other advantages of new serial NAND Flash are lower unit cost and a
smaller board area per Mbit of storage capacity.
The high read speed of SPI NOR Flash supports the fast boot require-
ments of automotive user interfaces, and high reliability and long data
retention. All this make it the preferred memory technology in automotive
displays for many years.
Turkish acrylic producer Aksa Akrilik receives financing
to boost energy efficiency
The Turkish acrylic producer Aksa Akrilik will be financed with a multi-
currency financing package worth almost USD 95 million with a seven-
year maturity by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Develop-
ment (EBRD). This is EBRDs fourth loan to Aksa.
The company is the worlds greatest producer of acrylic fiber with the
investments it has made and the innovations it has introduced over the
years. Aksa is now a global giant with approximately 300 customers
across 5 continents. With more than 1200 employees, Aksa is the worlds