NEW 8M FAST CMOS SRAMs IN 44-PIN TSOP-II AND 48-BALL TFBGA PACKAGES
We’re adding to our extensive line of legacy high-speed CMOS SRAMs with two new 8M ICs in the 44-pin, 4-mil TSOP-II and 48-ball, 6-mm by 8-mm TFBGA packages. Featuring fast access times of 10 ns, the AS7C38096A (1M x 8) and AS7C38098A (512K x 16) are pin-for-pin compatible with 4M fast SRAMs, offering twice the density in the same slot.
The new SRAMs are optimized for commercial, industrial, telecom, and medical applications requiring fast access times. They feature operating currents of 80 mA typical and standby currents of 3 mA typical.
The AS7C38096A and AS7C38098A are fabricated using very high-performance, high-reliability CMOS technology, and their current is stable within the operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C. The devices offer full static operation and tristate output, and feature a data retention voltage of 1.5 V minimum.
Samples and production quantities of the AS7C38096A and AS7C38098A are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for large orders.
Click to download the AS7C38096A datasheet
Click to download the AS7C38098A datasheet
NEW DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS
We’ve signed several new distribution agreements since the last issue of the newsletter. In April, we announced a distribution agreement with Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia, part of the global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, Avnet Electronics Marketing — the largest distributor of electronic components in Asia — will offer Alliance Memory’s entire line-up of SRAMs and DRAMs to customers in the Asia/Pacific region. Click to visit the Avnet Asia web-site.
Earlier this month we announced an agreement with Transfer Multisort Elektronik Company (TME), the largest online and catalog electronic components distributor in Central and Eastern Europe. Under the agreement, TME will offer Alliance Memory’s entire lineup of SRAMs and DRAMs to customers in the European Union, Ukraine, Russia, and Arab countries. Click to visit TME’s website.
Next month, we’ll make the official announcement that China EC Net, the number one online semiconductor distributor in China, will offer Alliance Memory’s entire lineup of SRAMs and DRAMs.
QUARTERLY CUSTOMER PROFILE: WINCOR NIXDORF
Wincor Nixdorf is one of the world’s leading suppliers of retail and banking hardware, software, and services. The company’s activities include the sale, manufacture,
installation, and maintenance of self-service transaction systems (such as ATMs), retail banking equipment, lottery terminals, postal terminals, software, and services for global financial and commercial markets. The company’s portfolio covers every key step in the process of change affecting business systems — from advice on changes toexisting IT processes and the provision of innovative software and systems through to their adaptation and integration.
CHALLENGE / SOLUTION
Wincor Nixdorf supplies specialized equipment to financial institutions around the world. For systems such as a printer used in back-office banking applications, a reliable source of components is essential to providing customers with the solutions they need, when they need them, at competitive prices.
Wincor Nixdorf turned to Alliance Memory when its long-time supplier of legacy memory ICs — a well-known Korean multinational — was unable to improve on normal lead times of four months, or to help Wincor Nixdorf meet its cost targets. This prompted the company to seek out another memory IC manufacturer — and it found Alliance Memory.
FROM THE CUSTOMER
“We have been an Alliance Memory customer now for four years,” said Linda Lee, commodity manager at Wincor Nixdorf. “They are a great source for the legacy memory ICs we need for our printer application. Not only does Alliance Memory supply the technical support we need, they hold the line on prices, which helps us meet our cost target goals. We’re very satisfied with them indeed.”