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flash memory

n.
A form of nonvolatile RAM that is typically smaller, lighter, and more energy efficient than a hard drive, used especially in handheld and portable devices.

flash′ mem′ory


n.
Computers. a type of reprogrammable memory that retains information even with the power turned off.
[1990–95]
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Noun1.flash memory - nonvolatile storage that can be electrically erased and programmed anew
nonvolatile storage, non-volatile storage - computer storage that is not lost when the power is turned off
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today announced that global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation has selected Cypress 6-Channel Automotive Power Management IC (PMIC) and FL-S Serial NOR Flash memory solution to enable the latest stereo vision sensor for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
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Technavio's analysts forecast the global NOR flash market to grow at a CAGR of less than 1% during the period 2016-2020.
The LTP0201 SiP module includes a low power 32-bit RISC MCU, on-chip SRAM and internal SPI NOR Flash, can be applied in a hostless mode (no external MCU) or hosted mode where it connects to an 8/16/32-bit microcontroller through UART/SPI, or SDIO interfaces.
Increased demand for capnography, combined with the drive for low power, high performance (especially in graphics), and cost reduction in medical electronics are driving volume growth opportunities for reliable NOR Flash memory.
Chingis, set up in 1995, provides NOR flash memory technologies for standalone and embedded applications.
is said to have won contracts to supply Apple's MacBook Air laptops with NOR Flash memory chips, inspiring expectations that the company's sales and earnings for the third quarter would rise from the second quarter.
Flash memory technology provider Spansion Inc (NYSE:CODE) announced on Thursday it has expanded its family of NOR Flash memory devices.
Proponents have argued that PCM could eventually take the place of NAND and NOR flash memory types being used in mobile devices.
According to a Gartner study, 90 percent of phones today utilize NOR Flash memory as the single Flash memory architecture.
The migration from bandwidth-limited NOR Flash memory to much more robust, multimedia-friendly NAND Flash is moving at a torrid pace as handset manufacturers and wireless carriers are scrambling to address the soaring demand for increased functionality and media-rich services in their products," said Ivan Greenberg, Director, Strategic and Technical Marketing, Samsung Semiconductor.
NAND flash memory has lower power dissipation, lower cost per bit, and higher capacity than the standard NOR flash commonly used for code store application.