SAN JOSE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 23, 2007— IDT(TM) (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.)(NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of vital semiconductor solutions, today unveiled the third generation device in its Advanced Memory Buffer family, the Advanced Memory Buffer Plus (AMB+), which offers the lowest power consumption available in the industry today -- up to forty percent power savings over competitive AMB offerings. Compliant with the JEDEC AMB specifications, the IDT AMB+ device is an essential building block in Fully Buffered Dual In-line Memory Modules (FB-DIMM) for high-performance, low-power computing platforms.
The IDT AMB+ meets the increasing memory storage requirements of
servers and workstations that must achieve higher-performance to
support the demands of e-commerce, web-hosting, enterprise and other
mission-critical applications. The challenge for these computing
platforms is to continue to scale memory performance and capacity,
while reducing power consumption to fit within the tightening
constraints of ever-growing data centers. The high-speed, serial,
point-to-point connection between the memory controller and modules on
the channel is a key attribute of the FB-DIMM channel architecture
used in the memory subsystem of today's platforms. The DRAMs populated
on the FB-DIMM rely on the IDT AMB+ to provide that functionality. The
AMB+ located on each FB-DIMM collects and distributes the data from or
to a DIMM, buffers the data internally on the chip, and receives or
forwards it to the next DIMM or memory controller.
Designed from the start in anticipation of the power concern
surrounding data centers, the AMB+ reduces memory subsystem power
consumption by up to forty percent, enabling increased compute
capacity within existing infrastructure, while reducing operating
expenditure. In addition to savings derived directly from low power
consumption, the collateral reduction of thermal levels significantly
reduces system cooling requirements, allowing deployment of low-noise
cooling mechanisms in servers, which has not been practical until now.
"IDT was the first company to introduce the AMB, and with this
third generation device we are the first to provide a much-needed,
ultra low-power solution to address the pressing power challenges in
the industry," said Sean Fan, vice president and general manager of
the IDT Memory Interface Division. "With the AMB+, IDT continues to
expand its industry leadership in memory interface technology and
products by offering a quantum leap in power reduction, setting a new
standard for server memory subsystems."
The IDT AMB+ is a drop-in, ready-to-use solution that immediately
provides twenty-five percent savings over previous solutions, even
while operating with DDR2-800 DRAMs. Additional power savings can be
achieved by special provisioning incorporated in the device, such as
an optional 1.5V core power supply, instead of traditional 1.8V.
Consequently, a full-module heat-spreader may no longer be necessary,
significantly reducing bill of material costs and increasing packing
Advanced engineering samples of the IDT AMB+ are currently
available to qualified customers. General sampling and production are
scheduled for Q3, 2007. For additional information, visit www.IDT.com.
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(R) under the symbol "IDTI."
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