SMARTsemi put FLASH eMMC Components into Drive with new Automotive Grade Class-2 (Wide Temperature) Devices

By SMARTsemi
July 18, 2023

NEWARK, Calif., July 18, 2023SMARTsemi, a business unit of SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., announces the availability of its first memory components for automotive applications. The family of FLASH devices are compliant with the AEC-Q100 Grade 2 specification.

  • FLASH eMMC 5.0
  • Wide Temperature (-40oC to +105oC)
  • AEC-Q100 Grade 2 Compliant
  • 8GB x 1/16GB x 2/32GB x 4 Capacity
  • 260MB/s Sequential Read, 130MB/s Sequential Write
  • 260MB/s Sequential Read, 130MB/s Sequential Write
  • 153- FBGA Package

“Applications for wide temperature and automotive grade testing are often harder to source because of the priority for general use commercial grade devices.  SMARTsemi is committed to being the premier supplier of devices for long-lifecycle products and customers that benefit from extended end-of-life.”, said Michael Guzzo, Senior Director, SMART.

What is AEC-Q100 Grade 2

AEC-Q100 is a failure mechanism-based stress test used to qualify packaged integrated circuits for automotive applications. This specification has been established by the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC) to define qualification requirements and procedures for packaged integrated circuits used in the automotive industry. An AEC-Q100 qualified device means that the device has passed the specified stress tests and guarantees a certain level of quality/reliability. There are four temperature ranges defined in AEC-Q100.   Grade 2 refers to components that operate in the -40oC to +105oC range (also referred generally as wide-temperature range).


AEC-Q100 Grade 2 devices are commonly used in the cabin compartment of vehicles for applications including information, navigation, environmental, and entertainment systems.

In addition to automotive applications, the wide operating temperature makes the devices ideal for integration into equipment for rugged or extreme environments including industrial robotics, defense electronics, and communications.


SMARTsemi components are available through North American distributors including Avnet, Mouser, FLIP Electronics, and Pheonics Electronics.  In Japan, SMARTsemi is distributed through Chip 1 Stop.

For information to start your qualification or to order samples, contact your local distributor or visit

SMARTsemi is your supply chain partner for DRAM components, eMMC solutions, and SD/microSD Flash Memory Cards for long-life applications. With 20+ years of industry experience, we understand your challenges and have aligned our priorities with yours to simplify your memory chip supply chain for the long run. We know what you need before you need it. Get a jump start and request a sample today.

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