Micron Technology, Inc., and AgigA Tech Collaborate to Develop Nonvolatile DIMM Technology

Micron Technology, Inc., and AgigA Tech Collaborate to Develop Nonvolatile
DIMM Technology

Technology Leaders to Jointly Develop NVDIMMs Targeting High-Performance
Computing and Storage Platforms

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 14, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SuperComputing 2012 – Micron
Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU), one of the world's leading providers of advanced
semiconductor solutions, and AgigA Tech, Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress
Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq:CY) and a leading provider of high-speed,
high-density, battery-free nonvolatile memory solutions, announced today that
the two companies have signed an agreement to collaborate to develop and offer
nonvolatile DIMM (NVDIMM) products.

The partnership will leverage the strengths of the respective companies, with
Micron's expertise in memory IC, module development, and manufacturing, and
AgigA Tech's substantial IP and patent position in the area of hybrid
nonvolatile RAM technology. As part of the agreement, Micron will offer to
their customers an NVDIMM module that will pair with AgigA Tech's power
modules, based on ultracapacitors (PowerGEM^®), to create a complete NVDIMM
solution. NVDIMM technology provides performance, cost and data security
advantages for a wide range of applications, including server RAIDs, storage
tiering, data logging, de-duplication, system checkpointing and metadata
processing.

"The increasing need for persistent, cost-effective nonvolatile memory
solutions is a key focus for us," said Robert Feurle, vice president DRAM
Marketing at Micron. "Our partnership with AgigA Tech is a major step in
enhancing a strong portfolio for our customers."

"From our start in 2007, we have always believed that NVDIMM technology could
be a game-changer for enterprise-class server and storage solutions," said Ron
Sartore, president and CEO of AgigA Tech. "Establishing a strategic
partnership with Micron allows us to drive that vision toward mass market
enablement."

NVDIMM Technology

NVDIMMs enable fast, persistent main memory for high-performance computing
applications. By combining industry-standard DRAM and NAND Flash technology,
NVDIMMs provide the low latency and nearly infinite endurance of DRAM, along
with the nonvolatility of Flash. During normal operation, the NVDIMM appears
to the host system as a standard JEDEC DRAM memory module. In the event of an
unexpected power loss, the critical data residing in the DRAM is saved to
onboard NAND Flash using a battery-free power source based on ultracapacitors.
When power is returned, the in-memory state of the DRAM at the time power was
lost is restored from the Flash. The recovery time from a catastrophic
power-loss event is almost immediate since the restore operation takes a
matter of seconds and recharging the ultracapacitors takes only minutes.
NVDIMMs are designed to integrate easily into the DIMM slots of
industry-standard server and storage platforms, providing persistent memory
for use cases such as write caching and metadata storage.

For more information on NVDIMM technology, contact modulesupport@micron.com.

Availability

NVDIMM samples are expected in 1Q13.

SC12

Micron and AgigA Tech will be showcasing NVDIMM technology at SC12 at the Salt
Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 12–15. In Micron's
Booth 4618, there will be a live demonstration of the latest NVDIMM products
integrated on an Intel Sandy Bridge platform.

About Micron

Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced
semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures
and markets a full range of DRAM, NAND and NOR flash memory, as well as other
innovative memory technologies, packaging solutions and semiconductor systems
for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, embedded and mobile
products. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol.
To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com.

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About AgigA Tech, Inc.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, AgigA Tech is a leading developer of
high-speed, high-density, battery-free non-volatile memory solutions. The
company's flagship AGIGARAM^® product family represents a new class of
non-volatile memory created to address the fundamental need for
higher-density, higher-performance memory in enterprise-class applications.
AGIGARAM integrates NAND Flash, DRAM and an ultracapacitor power source into
an innovative, highly-reliable non-volatile memory subsystem that can deliver
unlimited read/write performance at the fastest DRAM speeds, while also safely
backing up all data when power is interrupted. AgigA Tech is a subsidiary of
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. The company's products are available worldwide
through the Cypress sales force and its distributor partners. More information
on the company is available at www.agigatech.com.

About Cypress

Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that
provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value.
Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC 1, PSoC 3, and PSoC 5 programmable
system-on-chip families and derivatives, CapSense touch sensing and TrueTouch
solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers,
including the high-performance West Bridge solution that enhances connectivity
and performance in multimedia handsets, PCs and tablets. Cypress is also the
world leader in SRAM memories. Cypress serves numerous markets including
consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive,
industrial and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market
under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at www.cypress.com.

Micron and the Micron logo are trademarks of Micron Technology, Inc. AGIGA,
AGIGARAM, AGIGACAP and PowerGEM are registered trademarks of AgigA Tech, Inc.
Cypress, the Cypress logo, TrueTouch, PSoC, CapSense, PowerPSoC, and West
Bridge are registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Mary Ellen Ynes
         Zeno Group
         (650) 801-7954
         maryellen.ynes@zenogroup.com
        
         Don Parkman
         Cypress Public Relations
         (408) 943-4885
         dsp@cypress.com

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