Applications and Technology Trend in Embedded Flash Memory

  • Hideto HidakaEmail author
Part of the Integrated Circuits and Systems book series (ICIR)


Chapter  2 first introduces the history of the micro-controller unit (MCU) with significant growth of the market by on-chip flash-memory innovation affecting the whole supply chain from development of hardware and software, to production, inventory control, and lifetime maintenance. Then described are how and why embedded flash memory has expanded functions and applications by finding new embedded uses supported by device, circuit, and sub-system designs followed by expanding variety of applications and requirements by automotive and smart-card applications. Finally embedded flash technology prospects partly leading to the necessity of emerging non-volatile memory development are overviewed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Renesas Electronics CorporationTokyoJapan

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