NEW 4M LOW-POWER CMOS SRAMS OFFERING 2.7-V TO 3.6-V POWER SUPPLY IN SIX PACKAGE OPTIONS
We’re expanding our line of legacy low-power CMOS SRAMs with a new 4M IC (512K x 8). Operating from a single power supply of 2.7 V to 3.6 V, and offering a fast access time of 55 ns in a wide variety of package options, the AS6C4008A is optimized for low-power industrial, telecom, medical, automotive, and networking applications, and is ideal for battery backup nonvolatile memory.
The AS6C4008A is available in the 36-ball, 6-mm by 8-mm TFBGA package, and five 32-pin packages, including the 450-mil SOP, 8-mm by 20-mm TSOP-I, 400-mil TSOP-II, 600-mil P-DIP, and 8-mm by 13.4-mm sTSOP. Power consumption is very low, with a typical operating current of 30 mA and standby current of 1 µA. All inputs and outputs are fully TTL compatible.
The AS6C4008A is fabricated using very high-performance, high-reliability CMOS technology, and its current is stable within the operating temperature range of – 40 °C to + 85 °C. The device offers fully static operation and tri-state output, and features a data retention voltage of 1.5 V minimum.
The AS6C4008A is the latest in our company’s full range of low-power SRAM products, which include devices with densities of 64K, 256K, 1M, 2M, 4M, 8M, and 16M. To request samples, please contact Dan Gilbert.
SEE YOU AT ELECTRONICA 2012
Electronica comes only once every two years and Alliance Memory will be there this Nov. 13-16 at the Messe München in Munich, Germany. Stop by and see what’s new inbooth A5.364. And don’t forget to register to win a free Dropcam™ Wi-Fi video monitoring camera that will allow you to keep an eye on things at home even when you’re at a trade show.
QUARTERLY CUSTOMER PROFILE: WELLEX
Wellex Corporation is a full-service electronic contract manufacturer, founded in 1983 to support OEM with all phases of their manufacturing requirements, from product design through production. Wellex maintains two facilities, one in Fremont, Calif. and another in Shanghai, China, to offer both domestic and offshore solutions. The company’s customers include some of the best known and most prestigious brands in the world, for which Wellex supplies electronic and mechanical assemblies built to client specifications at the lowest cost while maintaining the highest product quality.
CHALLENGE / SOLUTION
At Wellex, the company’s overriding goal is to enable its customers to get their products to market at the best possible price. Achieving that goal means having component suppliers that not only deliver superior product but are willing to work with Wellex to hold the line on prices. When the company’s Korea-based SRAM supplier went EOL on a 4M low-power SRAM for which the second source was a pricier device sold through a distributor, Alliance Memory stepped in — first as a secondary source and then as the primary source for the IC.
FROM THE CUSTOMER
“Alliance Memory has done a great job for us over the past three years in keeping us supplied with low-power SRAMs for one of our very largest customers and in making us feel very appreciated — including working with us on a direct-customer basis,” says Pin Hsu, Purchasing Manager at Wellex Corp. “It makes a big difference to know we can get parts at the price we need delivered locally to our facility, instead of waiting for them to come from a warehouse half way across the country or around the world. That’s a major plus for us.”
WE’RE IN THE NEWS
Alliance Memory’s executive team brings a wealth of experience and insights to their jobs. That’s one of the reasons their contributed articles are much in demand by a worldwide range of industry publications. Over the past several months our Director of Quality and Logistics, Dick Ward, has published articles on the ISO registration process in Quality and EE Times China. Meanwhile Alliance Memory’s President, David Bagby, has explored the importance and role of legacy IC companies in the pages of Selezione di Elettronica, ElektronikPraxis, and Electronic Specifier Design. To be alerted when articles from Alliance Memory are published, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Click to view articles.
FINAL WORD: FROM THE PRESIDENT
I’m frequently reminded that when Alliance Memory talks about having a worldwide customer base, we’re hardly exaggerating. My recent trip to Asia was quite encouraging on the business side. We are seeing new business in the region at a growing rate and we’re pleased that our investment in creating a solid footprint for Alliance Memory in Asia-Pacific is paying such good dividends. Meanwhile, we’re looking forward to the upcoming electronica 2012 show in Munich, which always provides a valuable opportunity to meet, greet, and do business with our customers and partners in Europe. Whether in Europe, Asia, the Americas, or anywhere else, Alliance Memory will continue to be responsive to customer needs and do whatever it takes to remain the leader in legacy memory ICs.
— David Bagby, President and CEO