AgigA Tech Wins Gold at 2013 Edison Awards Gala
AGIGARAM^® Non-Volatile Memory Recognized In Electronics & Computers Category
SAN DIEGO -- May 02, 2013
AgigA Tech Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and
a leading provider of high-speed, high-density, battery-free non-volatile
memory solutions, announced that its flagship product AGIGARAM^® non-volatile
memory, was named the 2013 Gold Medal winner for innovation in the Electronics
& Computers category.
The Edison Awards, celebrating 26 years of honoring the best in innovation and
excellence in the development of new products and services, announced the
winners at an awards gala on April 25th at the Navy Pier in Chicago. Being
recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a
company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are
named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product
development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world,
garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the
“Our judges recognized AgigA Tech as a true innovator out of the many products
in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison
Awards. The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of
more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners,
academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design,
engineering, science and medical.
“To be named the Gold Medal winner in a category with two other technology
stalwarts is truly an honor,” said Ron Sartore, CEO of AgigA Tech. “We are
proud that AGIGARAM’s breakthrough performance improvements for enterprise
computing systems has been recognized with this award.”
AGIGARAM is a new class of non-volatile memory developed to meet the need for
higher-density, higher-performance memory for enterprise-class storage and
server applications. By combining industry-standard DRAM and NAND Flash
technology, AGIGARAM provides the low latency and nearly infinite endurance of
DRAM, along with the non-volatility of Flash. During normal operation,
AGIGARAM 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. AGIGARAM is designed to integrate easily into the DIMM slots of
industry-standard server and storage platforms, providing fast persistent
memory for use cases such as write caching, metadata storage and other
in-memory computing applications.
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.
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, PSoC 4, and PSoC 5
programmable system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in
capacitive user interface solutions including CapSense^® touch sensing,
TrueTouch^® touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs and
peripherals. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, which enhance
connectivity and performance in a wide range of consumer and industrial
products. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM and nonvolatile RAM
memories. Cypress serves numerous major 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.
AGIGA, AGIGARAM, AGIGACAP and PowerGEM are registered trademarks of AgigA
Tech, Inc. Cypress, the Cypress logo, PSoC, TrueTouch and CapSense are
registered trademarks of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are
the property of their respective owners.
Cypress Public Relations
Don Parkman, 408-943-4885
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