Microwave Journal

e2v and Freescale Agree Expansion Plans

June 25, 2007

e2v, a designer and manufacturer of components and subsystems, has announced the renewal of its established agreement with Freescale Semiconductor to develop and supply extended reliability versions of its microprocessors.

In addition, the two companies are exploring the expansion of their existing relationship to include Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) products.

This new agreement builds on the long standing relationship that the two companies have developed, enabling e2v to produce extended reliability versions of its microprocessors through additional screening, packaging and qualifications to meet military and aerospace standards. It also demonstrates e2v’s continued investment in developing a product portfolio targeting extended reliability markets, such as defense and aerospace.

“We are delighted that our long-term agreement with Freescale has been renewed,” said Thierry Gouvernel, general manager of e2v’s Broadband Data Converters, Microprocessors and Services Business unit. “We also look forward to expanding our portfolio to include MRAM products. They will ideally complement our microprocessor products for embedded applications in severe environments by combining higher speed and increased reliability compared to other non-volatile memory solutions.”

Supporting that view, Denis Griot, senior vice president and general manager, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for Freescale, commented, “Freescale’s long-established relationship with e2v is a key factor in the growing adoption of power architecture technology-based microprocessors in the aeronautics and defense industries. The anticipated addition of Freescale’s MRAM products to e2v’s future product portfolio will enable customers to benefit from the exceptional price/performance, endurance and reliability this revolutionary non-volatile memory technology is bringing to these demanding markets.”