US Patent No: 7,249,213

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Memory device operable with a plurality of protocols with configuration data stored in non-volatile storage elements

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An improved memory device is operable in a plurality of protocols. The improved memory device has an interface circuit which receives communication signals from a communication bus. The interface circuit decodes the communication signals and generates a plurality of protocol signals and outputs one of the plurality of protocol signals in response to a select signal. A user selectable nonvolatile memory or fuse stores user selected protocol and generates the select signal corresponding to the user selected protocol. The memory device further comprises a nonvolatile memory and a controller for controlling the nonvolatile memory. The controller is responsive to the one protocol signal that is selected.

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Patent Owner(s)

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SILICON STORAGE TECHNOLOGY, INC.SUNNYVALE, CA339

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Feng, Eugene San Jose, CA 7 270
Lee, Douglas San Jose, CA 29 500

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