SOURCE: SMART Modular Technologies

February 28, 2007 09:00 ET

SMART Modular Technologies Introduces Industry's First 4GB DDR2 CoolFlex Mini-Registered DIMM

Highest Density, Smallest Form Factor Module; Designed Using SMART's CoolFlex and DDP Technologies; Targeted for Storage, Networking, Telecom, and Server Applications

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 28, 2007 -- SMART Modular Technologies (WWH), Inc. (SMART) (NASDAQ: SMOD), a leading independent manufacturer of memory modules, embedded computing subsystems, and TFT-LCD display products, introduces the industry's first 4GB PC2-4200 244-pin DDR2 Mini-Registered DIMM (RDIMM) designed using CoolFlex and Dual Die Package (DDP) technology. SMART is expanding its already wide lineup of DDR2 modules with its 4GB Mini-RDIMM to accommodate the need for higher memory capacity in space-constrained applications.

According to market research firm iSuppli's H2 2006 DRAM module report, worldwide 4GB DIMM shipments in 2007 should reach 10.58 million units, which is an increase of 753% over 2006. SMART's 4GB DDR2 Mini-DIMMs are well-suited for a wide variety of storage, networking, telecom, and server applications.

SMART's 4GB DDR2 Mini-RDIMM is configured as 512Mx72 with the option of utilizing either a 4-rank module using SMART-built 1Gb (256Mx4) DDPs, or a 2-rank module using 256Mx4 BGA DDR2 SDRAMs. This option provides OEMs the flexibility to transition from the 4-rank 512Mb-based option to the 2-rank 1Gb-based option as market demand drives the price crossover point between 512Mb and 1Gb devices.

This new RoHS-compliant memory module is the industry's first 4GB DDR2 Mini-RDIMM designed with CoolFlex foldable PCB technology. CoolFlex allows for doubling the memory capacity with 36 DRAM placements on four sides. The new 4GB DDR2 Mini-RDIMM is also designed with two registers and two Phase Locked Loops for reduced loading and improved signal integrity. SMART's 4GB DDR2 Mini-RDIMM follows the JEDEC standard pin-out and has the additional Error Correction Code functionality required by many types of data-sensitive applications. Mini-DIMMs can be mounted with vertical, right-angled, or angled sockets to support design versatility.

"SMART is focused on satisfying OEMs ever-increasing demand for more memory capacity in small form factors," stated Alan Gulachenski, SMART's Senior Director of Advanced Memory Solutions. "Their small size and socketing options make SMART Mini-DIMMs a practical and versatile memory solution in many storage, networking, telecom, and server applications."

The ordering part numbers for SMART's newest 4GB DDR2 Mini-RDIMMs are listed in the table below.

4GB PC2-4200 244-PIN Mini-RDIMM

SMART            Module     Module   Module     Module  Device
Part Number      Density    Height   Config.    Ranks   Config.
SG572124AG8RDDG  4GB        1.18"    512MMx72   4       128Mx4
SG572124AG8R6DG  4GB        1.18"    512MMx72   2       256Mx4
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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    SMART Modular Technologies
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