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6 November 2014

e2v extends the life of key 68k microprocessors for a further 10 years

e2v the leading high-reliability semiconductor provider, today announce that, as part of its long standing partnership with Freescale, the 68040 (CQFP and CPGA packages) and the 68302 and 68360 (CPGA package) microprocessors will continue to be manufactured by e2v for a further 10 years.

Freescale made End of Life (EOL) announcements for these 68k microprocessors in November 2013 and April 2014, with last orders accepted up to one year after these dates. Thanks to its partnership agreement, e2v will continue to source 68302 and 68360 wafers from Freescale and will maintain assembly and test capability in Grenoble, France to extend the availability of these products in ceramic packages. Freescale will be discontinuing the wafer fabrication for the TS68040 microprocessor in the course of 2015 and e2v is building wafer bank inventory for customers wishing to secure strategic access to this device over the next 10 years.

Richard Gibbs, President of e2v’s High-reliability Semiconductor Solutions Division commented, “By extending the life of these products for an extra 10 years and more, we can offer solutions to all customers using these processors who would have otherwise been adversely affected by their withdrawal. We will continue to co-operate closely with Freescale to ensure that customers experience a smooth continuation of supply”

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Notes to Editor:

Part numbers equivalence:

Freescale Part Number e2v Part Number
MC68040FE40A TS68040CA40A
MC68040FE33A TS68040CA33A
MC68040FE24A TS68040CA25A
MC68040RC40A TS68040CR40A
MC68040RC33A TS68040CR33A
MC68040RC24A TS68040CR25A
MC68302CRC16C TS68302VR16
MC68302CRC20C TS68302VR20
MC68302RC16C TS68302CR16
MC68302RC20C TS68302CR20
MC68302RC25C TS68302CR25
MC68360CRC25L TS68360VR25L
MC68360RC25L TS68360CR25L
MC68360RC33L TS68360CR33L
MC68EN360CRC25L TS68EN360VR25L
MC68EN360RC25L TS68EN360CR25L
MC68EN360RC33L TS68EN360CR33L

About e2v: e2v is a leading global provider of specialist technology for high performance systems and equipment; delivering solutions, sub-systems and components for applications within medical & science, aerospace & defence, and commercial & industrial markets. e2v employs approximately 1650 people, has design and operational facilities across Europe, North America and Asia, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. e2v has annual sales of GBP217m and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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