MoSys Announces Production Availability of Second Generation Bandwidth Engine Family of ICs

High-Speed Serial Computational Offload and Integrated Memory Devices Deliver Breakthrough Performance while Reducing Board Space, Power, Pin Count and Cost for Networking, Communications and Compute Applications

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 30, 2014MoSys (NASDAQ: MOSY), a leader in semiconductor solutions that enable fast, intelligent data access for network and communications systems, today announced the production release of its second generation Bandwidth Engine® family of ICs. MoSys' Bandwidth Engine products provide a computational and memory solution with serial interfaces for high-speed networking equipment. Bandwidth Engine ICs address the simultaneous increase in both data throughput and intelligence for next-generation systems to accelerate existing and SDN-based networking infrastructure, communications and security applications.

Traditional memory architectures do not deliver the density, speed or flexibility required to meet the scalable requirements of sustained packet rates growing to over 600 million packets per second with dozens of data accesses per packet. The flexible Bandwidth Engine IC family delivers density, performance, power and economic advantages, offering the highest bandwidth capability of any single-chip networking memory device. Bandwidth Engine products are engineered and built for high-reliability, extended lifetime carrier-class and enterprise applications.

"Increased network traffic and high-availability services are driving the aggregate networking data rates in excess of terabits per second, while requiring even more processing, monitoring and management of each packet,” stated  John Monson, vice president of marketing and sales for MoSys. "The Bandwidth Engine 2 family of products leverages a highly efficient serial interface and a unique offload and memory architecture to address critical memory bandwidth and access rate bottlenecks that limit performance and feature flexibility in networking and communications equipment."

This second generation Bandwidth Engine family contains three purpose-built variants. The MoSys® MSR620 “Burst” device offers the highest data throughput for high-speed 100G to 400G packet buffer applications. The MSR720 “Access” device has lower power, over four times the size and twice the transaction rate when compared to the latest version of a traditional QDR SRAM. The MSR720 IC maintains full data coherency, high command efficiency and simplified scheduling, resulting in a performance of up to 4.5 billion memory accesses per second, well-suited to the requirements of state and queuing applications, where repeat access of the same address is needed. The MSR820 “Macro” device, in conjunction with the highest bandwidth density and access rate, also delivers offload acceleration of management, statistics and accounting capabilities used in carrier networks. Like its first generation predecessor, the Bandwidth Engine 2 family is designed to meet high reliability, carrier-grade network equipment requirements. In addition to this base reliability, the second generation includes provisions for optional use of MoSys' Bit Safe™ Self Test and Self Repair Technology designed to enable extensive in-field test and repair capabilities to further enhance reliability and flexibility. MoSys is now accepting production orders for the MSR720, MSR620 and MSR820 devices. For information about pricing and availability, contact a local MoSys sales representative at

About MoSys, Inc.

MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) is a fabless semiconductor company enabling leading equipment manufacturers in the networking and communications systems markets to address the continual increase in Internet users, data and services. The company's solutions deliver data path connectivity, speed and intelligence while eliminating data access bottlenecks on line cards and systems scaling from 100G to multi-terabits per second. Engineered and built for high-reliability carrier and enterprise applications, MoSys' Bandwidth Engine® and LineSpeed™ IC product families are based on the company's patented high-performance, high-density intelligent access and high-speed serial interface technology, and utilize the company's highly efficient GigaChip™ Interface. MoSys is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. More information is available at

1T-SRAM, Bandwidth Engine and MoSys are registered trademarks of MoSys, Inc. in the US and/or other countries. Bit Safe, GigaChip, LineSpeed and the MoSys logo are trademarks of MoSys, Inc. All other marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.


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