The previous technology licensing agreement between SST and Toshiba was signed in September 2003 and covered SST's 0.5-micron SuperFlash technology. By fiscal year 2005, Toshiba plans to extend the use of the 0.5-micron SuperFlash technology to more than 20 of its microcontrollers for such applications as audio and automotive equipment, and home appliances.

Both DSL and cable broadband are growing by millions of ports each quarter, Dell'Oro said.