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Numonyx has launched two Phase Change Memory (PCM) products under an Omneo brand. Both are 90nm, 128Mbit parts with the P5Q product having a serial peripheral interface and the P8P one using a parallel NOR interface. The P8P is a second-generation product that supports, Numonyx says, one million write cycles. The gen 1 product …

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The actual speed!

The actual speed is disclosed in the datasheet on Numonyx' web site. It is less than 1 megabyte per second (can be as slow as 0.2 megabyte/second). Compare to modern NOR Flash (including the one from Numonyx) that can be written up to 2 megabytes per second.

Numonyx is simply lying to you.

By the way, this "new" product is the same as the "old" one, unveiled with great fanfare in 2008:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/08/13/numonyx_pcm_access/

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