SOURCE: SMART Modular Technologies

September 27, 2007 09:00 ET

SMART Modular Technologies Launches Industry's First 8GB VLP CoolFlex DDR2 Registered DIMM

Combines SMART's CoolFlex and DDP Technologies Using Lowest Cost Mainstream 1Gb DRAM Technology Operating up to 667MHz Data Rate for Leading-Edge 1U Blade Servers

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2007) - SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc. (SMART) (NASDAQ: SMOD), a leading independent manufacturer of memory modules, embedded computing subsystems, and TFT-LCD display products, has launched the industry's first 8GB Very Low Profile (VLP) DDR2 Registered DIMM (RDIMM). SMART combines its in-house dual-die package (DDP) and CoolFlex foldable printed circuit board (PCB) technologies to allow blade server OEMs to double system memory capacity. SMART's 8GB VLP CoolFlex DDR2 RDIMM is configured at 1024Mx72 with four ranks using mainstream 1Gb (256Mx4) DRAM technology which operates at data rates up to 667MHz.

According to a recent iSuppli DRAM Module Tracker (H1 2007), unit demand for 8GB server modules is expected to grow from a few thousand in 2007 to 11 million in 2011, which translates into an approximate market size of $4.53 billion. "The recent drop in 1Gb component pricing is driving the doubling of server module densities," explained Nam Hyung Kim, DRAM analyst at iSuppli. "SMART is well-positioned with its 8GB VLP CoolFlex DDR2 RDIMM to capture a share of this growth."

SMART's 8GB VLP CoolFlex DDR2 RDIMM allows blade server OEM designers to populate their boards with up to four 8GB DIMMs per processor while using vertical sockets. This flexibility also allows a 4-way 1U blade to be configured with up to 128GB of memory capacity. By combining its DDP and CoolFlex technologies with mainstream 1Gb DRAM technology, SMART offers a practical and cost-effective high-density solution that surpasses more expensive 2Gb-based 8GB DIMMs.

"We have extensive experience with providing leading-edge high-density solutions to Tier 1 OEMs," stated Alan Gulachenski, SMART's Senior Director of Advanced Memory Solutions. "The 8GB VLP CoolFlex DDR2 RDIMM is the latest example that highlights our strengths in PCB and advanced DRAM package design."

The SMART 8GB VLP CoolFlex RDIMMs are available now. Contact your SMART sales representative at customers@smartm.com for more details.

About SMART

SMART is a leading independent designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic subsystems to original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs. SMART offers more than 500 standard and custom products to OEMs engaged in the computer, industrial, networking, gaming, telecommunications, and embedded application markets. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART has developed a comprehensive memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM, and Flash memory in various form factors. Its Embedded Products Division develops embedded computing subsystems, backed by design and manufacturing, for markets supporting test equipment, 3G infrastructure and network processing applications. SMART's Display Products Group designs, manufactures and sells thin film transistors (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) solutions to customers developing casino gaming systems as well as embedded applications such as kiosk, ATM, point-of-service, and industrial control systems. SMART's presence in the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America enables it to provide its customers with proven expertise in international logistics, asset management, and supply-chain management worldwide. See www.smartm.com for more information.

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    Arthur Sainio
    SMART Modular Technologies
    (510) 624-8126
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