Global Standards for the Microelectronics Industry
MultiMediaCard Association Merges with JEDEC
Beaverton, Ore. & Arlington, Va., September 23, 2008 - MultiMediaCard Association (MMCA) and
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (JEDEC) today announced plans to merge certain MMCA
assets, including embedded MMC (e-MMC) and miCARD specifications, trademarks and Intellectual
Property rights, into JEDEC effective September 22, 2008. The merger follows a successful partnership
forged during the development of the e-MMCv4.2 and v4.3 specifications.
"The combined efforts of MMCA and JEDEC have contributed to the huge market success of the e-MMC
standard and proliferation of MMC technology in products from major mobile phone and navigation
manufacturers," said Yves Leonard, MMCA Chairman. "As long-time leaders in developing memory
solutions, this is a significant next step toward supporting the development of next generation memory
The merger is intended to streamline efforts and foster further improvement of existing specifications.
Both organizations have forecasted next generation support for embedded memory solutions with
features including: the meeting of speed requirements for next generation systems, Universal Flash
Storage (UFS) and the use of XiP or DRAM to support future embedded solutions.
"As the leader in solid state technology standards, JEDEC continues to provide timely memory
specifications that best address the needs of a rapidly evolving semiconductor industry," said Mian
Quddus, Chairman of the JEDEC Board of Directors. "The merger with MMCA encourages faster
technology advancement in the memory card business and a transition from traditional card solutions to
more versatile embedded and external solutions, meeting high-speed requirements, while optimizing
platform designs and cost-efficiency."
JEDEC is the leading developer of standards for the solid-state industry. Almost 3,300 participants,
appointed by some 295 companies work together in 50 JEDEC committees to meet the needs of every
segment of the industry, manufacturers and consumers alike. The publications and standards that they
generate are accepted throughout the world. All JEDEC standards are available online, at no charge.
For more information, visit www.jedec.org.