At the Embedded Systems Conference Boston, Numonyx released a new family of security-enhanced memory products with fast programmability features. The Axcell M29EW flash memory is aimed at such embedded applications as set-top boxes and telecomm equipment. At densities up to 2 Gbytes, the NOR-based memory can handle code and data storage. The Axcell memories can operates at speeds of nearly 1.5 Mbits/s. A suite of security utilities further enhances the technology. Samples are available now, with volume production commencing after the first of the year. In addition, Numonyx plans to add higher densities later in 2009.