SOURCE: SMART Modular Technologies

SMART Modular Technologies

March 25, 2014 13:00 ET

SMART Modular Announces High Performance DDR4 DRAM Module Support for Server, Storage and Networking Applications

SMART's Migration to Next Generation DDR4 Lineup Underway Starting With RDIMM, VLP RDIMM and SODIMM Form Factors

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 25, 2014) -  SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., a leading independent designer, manufacturer and supplier of value added subsystems including memory modules, flash memory cards and other solid state storage products, has been actively involved in developing and standardizing DDR4 module technology and today announced the first products in its DDR4 DRAM module portfolio. 

SMART's initial lineup of DDR4-2133 modules are loaded with technology advancements inherent to the DDR4 platform. Those advancements include power efficiencies, faster speeds and higher densities, all key benefits for next generation server, storage and networking applications. 

Today, designed in RDIMM, VLP RDIMM and SODIMM form factors, SMART's DDR4-2133 modules operate at 1.2V compared to that of DDR3 modules which run at 1.35 or 1.5V. That equates up to a 20% improvement in power consumption which can be meaningful in data centers or other large scale applications.

With densities ranging from 4GB to 16GB, these modules are ideal for blade computing and networking applications. Running at a speed of 2133 MT/s, twice that of the DDR3-1066, SMART's new DDR4 modules are perfect for data intensive applications while reaping the benefits of faster boot and response times. 

Several DDR4 enhancements including CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) have been made to assure higher reliability in systems. In addition, SMART will be extending its Enterprise Memory™ service, the industry's most rigorous module testing process, into DDR4 to help OEMs maintain the highest possible levels of product quality and reliability. 

SMART will demo its new DDR4 offering at EE Live taking place at the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, CA on April 1-3 in booth #1808. For more information on SMART's new DDR4 products and ordering information, please visit www.smartm.com/DDR4.

About SMART Modular Technologies
SMART Modular is a technology leader in the design, development and deployment of current and next-generation memory and storage products. Combining leading-edge design and manufacturing with proven world-class support, SMART Modular leverages its deep expertise in DRAM, SRAM and Flash architectures, with world-class board-layout design. SMART Modular delivers high-quality, high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base, including tier one computing and telecom OEMs as well as industrial, medical and automotive customers. In support of these designs, SMART Modular provides award-winning innovations in memory and embedded storage technologies. SMART Modular is part of the SMART family of global companies. See www.smartm.com for more information.

About SMART Worldwide Holdings
The SMART family of companies are leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of electronic subsystems for the most demanding OEMs around the world. The SMART companies have led the way over the past 25 years providing standard and custom products to today's leading global OEMs crossing all major electronic industries. These industries include PC, enterprise and industrial servers, networking, telecom, defense, aerospace, gaming and embedded application markets. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART Modular Technologies has developed a comprehensive product line that includes DRAM, SRAM and Flash memory in various form factors. SMART High Reliability Solutions offers high-performance, high-capacity solid state drives ("SSDs") for defense, aerospace and industrial automation markets. SMART's presence in the U.S., 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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