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NXP Introduces Longevity Program for ARM Cortex-M MicrocontrollersMinimum 10 Years of Availability Brings Supply Assurance to Customers (March 27, 2012)
EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS and SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/27/12 -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) today launched a Product Longevity Program for its ARM® Cortex-M microcontrollers with a minimum available period of 10 years. This program assures continuity and stability of supply for NXP customers, especially those that design industrial control applications and require long-term product availability.
"NXP already has a long-standing reputation as a reliable microcontroller supplier for periods of 10 years or more," said Jan Jaap Bezemer, director of marketing, microcontroller business line, NXP Semiconductors. "This Product Longevity Program now formalizes our commitment of supply assurance to our customers and demonstrates our confidence in the long-term success of our microcontroller business."
The first microcontrollers in this Product Longevity Program are from NXP's Cortex-M0 family:
- LPC1100XL, NXP's lowest-current MCU with 110uA/MHz
- LPC1100L in low-pin-count SO, TSSOP and DIP packages
- LPC11U00, the first USB Cortex-M0 with integrated ROM drivers
- LPC11C00 with on-chip CAN transceiver
- LPC11E00 with integrated 4 KB EEPROM
Further information about the NXP Microcontroller Longevity Program is available at http://www.nxp.com/products/microcontrollers/#description
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) provides High Performance Mixed Signal and Standard Product solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analog, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.2 billion in 2011. Additional information can be found by visiting www.nxp.com.
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