SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2006 — Intel Corporation today introduced its first NOR flash memory products aimed at the emerging low-cost cell phone segment. The new products have a new pin sharing package to minimize pin count and are configured to work with low-cost, single-chip baseband and RF solutions from leading chipset suppliers. Major handset vendors are expected to start introducing low-cost cell phones based on Intel flash products this quarter.
Intel is introducing these products in response to increasing market demand for low-cost phones. The cell phone industry’s GSM Association estimates that only 20 percent of the world’s population use cell phones, largely because of cell phone costs.