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IDT Advanced Memory Buffer to Support Elpida FB-DIMM Products

SAN JOSE, Calif., November 6, 2006IDT™ (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; NASDAQ:  IDTI), a leading provider of vital semiconductor solutions, today announced it is the main advanced memory buffer (AMB) supplier for the Elpida Memory, Inc. complete family of fully-buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) products.  Targeting next-generation server and workstation applications, the Elpida family of FB-DIMM devices (512 Mbit, 1 Gbit, 2 Gbit; 4 Gbit) is shipping with the IDT AMB device. 

 

The key to meeting and exceeding the needs of next-generation server applications is not only demonstrated in our desire to deliver products offering superior memory capacity and speed, but our commitment to aligning with vendors who have the ability to enable us to be successful,” said Shigeru Koshimaru, executive officer, Server & PC Division, Elpida Memory, Inc.  The IDT AMB device is a proven technology, as demonstrated through the Intel validation process.  In addition, the product offers a variety of innovative functions, including a thermal sensor necessary for high-capacity FB-DIMMs. As the first vendor to deliver AMB to market, IDT is pioneering memory interface technology for the FB-DIMM market and will continue to be our first call for memory interface solutions.

 

“Since sampling our first AMB in December 2004, we have gained a great deal of traction in the AMB space, and this design win validates our leadership position in this market,” says Jimmy Lee, senior vice president and general manager, Timing Solutions Group, IDT.  Elpida has an established reputation for quality and we are honored to have collaborated with them to develop products that will be at the core of next-generation server and workstation applications. Elpida’s 4-GByte FB-DIMM possesses superior operating, stably, even in fully configured 8-slot, 2-channel (16-DIMM, 64-GByte) systems. We look forward to ongoing collaboration with Elpida in an effort to continue to satisfy the evolving needs of the server and workstation markets.”

 

The Solution

Integrated on the Elpida FB-DIMMs, the IDT AMB (IDTAMB0480A5R) is responsible for collecting and distributing the data from or to the FB-DIMMs, buffering the data internally on the chip and receiving or forwarding it to the next FB-DIMM or memory controller within the system. This unique channel structure alleviates electrical loading issues, enabling designers to use a large number of DIMMs within a single system.  To this point, Elpida has succeeded in developing a 4-GByte FB-DIMM, allowing for a 64-GByte (16 x 4 GByte FB-DIMM) server memory architecture, which the IDT AMB can support. Both the Elpida FB-DIMMs and IDT AMB support the Intel® Dual-Core Xeon® Processor Series 5000 and 5100 (formerly codenamed “Dempsey” and “Woodcrest”), which are targeted at server and workstation applications.

 

About IDT

IDT is a world leader in developing and delivering vital semiconductor solutions that enable customers to accelerate innovation. IDT solutions help customers solve complex system design challenges associated with the evolving requirements of communications, computing and consumer applications. By leveraging its system knowledge and extensive blend of technologies, IDT is able to deliver essential solutions, including timing products, network search engines, flow-control management ICs and products for standards-based serial switching. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com.

 

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