Spansion Licenses ARM's High-Performance Cortex-M7 Processor

Next-Generation MCUs for IoT, Sensor Fusion, Industrial Automation, Motor Control and Wireless Connectivity Applications Will Incorporate New Core

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 12, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems solutions, today announced it has licensed the ARM® Cortex®-M7 processor, which will be integrated into the company's next-generation MCUs and system solutions. 

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Spansion, which recently introduced 96 new MCUs as part of its high-performance FM4 family for Industrial IoT, has a comprehensive roadmap with differentiating features and high levels of integration that maintains hardware & software compatibility between the existing FM0+, FM3 and FM4 product families. These product families address customer requirements for high-performance, scalability, low power and reliability for a diverse range of embedded systems with application-specific features and a robust support ecosystem.

"The new ARM Cortex-M7 processor will deliver advanced intelligence and energy efficiency for embedded applications,"said Dhiraj Handa, senior vice president and general manager, Spansion's Multi-Market Microcontroller Business. "We look forward to introducing innovative MCUs with the Cortex-M7 core to complement our current extensive line-up of FM microcontrollers, flash memory, analog and energy harvesting products. These new devices will uniquely address our customer requirements in emerging applications for the industrial, consumer, IoT and wireless connectivity markets."

"Spansion already offers an impressive suite of embedded products and the Cortex-M7 will allow them to expand their range even further with new solutions for more intensive tasks," said Richard York, vice president, embedded marketing, ARM. "With double the compute and DSP capability of the previous leading ARM Cortex-M processor, the Cortex-M7 is purpose-built for high-end embedded applications. We fully expect to see Spansion capitalizing on the core's features to create unique and exciting new MCUs for all of their customers."


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Spansion (NYSE: CODE) is a global leader in embedded systems solutions. Spansion's flash memory, microcontrollers, analog and mixed-signal products drive the development of faster, intelligent, secure and energy efficient electronics. Spansion is at the heart of electronics systems, connecting, controlling, storing and powering everything from automotive electronics and industrial systems to the highly interactive and immersive consumer devices that are enriching people's daily lives. For more information, visit http://

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