Microchip Technology introduced the Parallel SuperFlash Kit 1. The development kit features two Parallel Flash PICtail Plus daughter boards, one with a 64 Mbit device (the SST38VF6401) from the Advanced MPF+ family, and one with a 16 Mbit device (the SST39VF1601C) from the MPF+ family. The Parallel SuperFlash Kit 1 (part #AC243006-1 is available now for $30.
Imec created the first electrically functional copper lines embedded into silicon oxide using a spacer-defined double patterning approach. According to imec, this is a major step towards 20nm half pitch interconnects. Spacer-defined (or self-aligned) double patterning has recently gained interest as the patterning technique for future FLASH memory devices. Memory vendors will benefit from this research.
Evatronix is offering a day full of free technical seminars on December 2nd. The seminars will be held at IP-ESC 2009 (IP-Embedded Systems Conference). Their seminar topics include SuperSpeed USB 3.0, choosing NAND flash, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 IP verification, USB 3.0 mass dtorage spplication, and NAND Flash memories status. Evatronix will also showcase their USB 3.0 Device Controller in their booth.