The high-speed FRAM allows data to be processed at nearly 50 times the speed of EEPROM (electronically erasable programmable read only memory) and to be entered at double the speed of EEPROM. Use of FRAM eliminates a booster circuit, a requirement for EEPROM, achieving reduction in footprint.
The chip is sample-priced at 50 yen (46 cents). Fujitsu will launch sales on August 1, aiming to sell 5 million units per month.
More information about the FRAM technology is available here.