SOURCE: SMART Modular Technologies

April 16, 2007 09:00 ET

SMART Modular Technologies Expands Its FBDIMM Validation and Interoperability Testing Services

Cost Reduction Qualification Service for OEMs; Testing Interoperability Across Multiple DRAM, AMB, and System Combinations; Thorough Diagnostic, Signal Integrity, and Four Corner Testing Performed

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 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 expanded its high performance computing (HPC) lab to support fully buffered DIMM (FBDIMM) validation and interoperability testing services for OEMs and advanced memory buffer (AMB) suppliers. These services enable OEMs to reduce their qualification costs and cycle time by outsourcing otherwise extensive in-house testing.

SMART has made significant investments to expand its HPC lab to perform FBDIMM validation and interoperability testing equivalent to what top tier OEMs require. SMART is currently performing this service for a major OEM and AMB supplier. The scope of the process includes interoperability testing with over 33 different FBDIMM combinations using six DRAM suppliers and two AMB versions. Extensive signal integrity, diagnostic and four corner testing are performed and a comprehensive qualification report is provided with each FBDIMM set.

With a long track record conducting validation programs, SMART began by validating PC100 memory for Intel®. Follow-on validation programs included PC133 for Intel and DDR for AMD™, VIA™, and NVIDIA®. Launching new technologies on new platforms is never an easy process; however, SMART's accumulated knowledge and experience is a value-add for aiding OEM system designers in steering clear of obstacles. With maturing technologies, it's becoming more cost-effective for OEMs to outsource sustaining qualifications to their industry partners.

"SMART is pleased that its expanded HPC lab offers FBDIMM validation services to OEMs and AMB suppliers," said Mike Rubino, SMART's Vice President of Engineering. "The services we provide give OEMs the confidence to know that ongoing DRAM and AMB die revisions as well as new AMB suppliers can be thoroughly tested to assure smooth, continual product lifecycle support."


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 for more information.

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    Arthur Sainio
    SMART Modular Technologies, Inc.
    (510) 624-8126
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