Automotive and industrial systems need functional safety because of increased dependency on electronic components and to ensure driver/operator safety. Failure of these mission-critical systems is not an option and must be avoided at all costs. This paper explores the steps needed to comply with ISO 26262 and IEC61508 standards, and the various safety features that have been integrated into Cypress’s new Semper NOR Flash solutions to simplify system-level functional safety and meet these requirements.