Viking Technology Collaborates with Supermicro® to Design Non-Volatile DIMMs (NVDIMM) into x86 Servers

 Viking Technology Collaborates with Supermicro® to Design Non-Volatile DIMMs
                          (NVDIMM) into x86 Servers

Viking Technology's ArxCis-NVTM, a DDR3 Non-Volatile DIMM, dramatically
improves I/O bandwidth and data protection to a host of Data Center

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 30, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Viking Technology, a division
of Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), and leading global manufacturer of
innovative DRAM and solid state drive (SSD) solutions, today announced that
their ArxCis-NV™, a DDR3 Non-Volatile DIMM is available for integration in
off-the-shelf (OTS) x86 servers. This collaboration between Supermicro® and
Viking Technology enables enterprise Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)
and hyperscale computing organizations to build significantly more powerful
and secure appliances for today's data centers.

As the leading vendor of DDR3 Non-Volatile DIMMs, Viking Technology has been
instrumental in driving the eco-system to support NVDIMMs. This technology,
requiring both server hardware and BIOS modifications, would historically have
been used by only the top few server OEMs. Today, this technology
collaboration promises to provide architectural and performance improvements
to many of the applications shaping today's IT infrastructure, including:
storage, server virtualization, business analytics and social media.

"This is all about I/O bandwidth and high availability, both of which are
crucial in a world of virtualization and the ever-growing expectations of IT,"
said Mark Peters, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). "Viking
is upping the ante with its NVDIMM, which creates a new top spot as the
fastest tier in a storage hierarchy. When used in conjunction with flash
solid-state storage and intelligent auto-tiering or caching software, this
device promises to significantly accelerate access to data, and improve
application performance."

Non-Volatile DIMMs, often termed NVDIMMs or persistent memory, are designed to
deliver high performance, endurance and reliability to industry standard x86
servers. Traditionally, enterprise applications could not trust main memory
(DRAM) because it is volatile (loss of data upon power failure). Therefore,
batteries, Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS's) and techniques such as
check-pointing were used to ensure data security, but at the cost of
performance. NVDIMMs now enable server and storage arrays to utilize
persistent memory that delivers both the highest performance and 100 percent
data security.

"Safeguarding cached data in the event of power failure is a mission-critical
requirement," said Wally Liaw, Vice President of Sales, International at
Supermicro. "Working with Viking Technology, we have validated their DDR3
NVDIMMs on our SuperServer and SuperStorage product lines. With this
leading-edge technology, Supermicro customers have the fastest I/O performance
with additional layers of protection to prevent data loss and minimize service

"We are very excited to bring this highly anticipated technology to the mass
market," said Adrian Proctor, Vice President of Marketing at Viking
Technology. "The key to widespread adoption of NVDIMMs lies in the ease of
system integration. Viking Technology is pleased to have collaborated with
such a respected server supplier as Supermicro®, which now makes this valuable
technology available for any user. Being able to deliver significant
performance and data security enhancements in their next product launch is a
game changer for many OEMs."

A Non-Volatile DIMM (NVDIMM) is a memory module that resides on the DDR DRAM
channel and will not lose dataduringpower failure. NVDIMMs are built with
both DRAM memory (volatile) and Flash memory (non-volatile). Under normal
operating conditions a NVDIMM operates exactly like regular DRAM modules.
However, when a power failure or system crash occurs, the data movement engine
transfers the contents of the DRAM into the Flash for persistence and
vice-versa upon power being restored.

Sales information is available at:, via email at or by calling (949) 643-7255.

About Viking Technology

Viking Technology is recognized as a leader in NVDIMM technology. Supporting
a broad range of memory solutions that bridge DRAM and SSD, Viking delivers
solutions to OEMs in the enterprise, high-performance computing, industrial
and the telecommunications markets. Viking Technology is a division of Sanmina
Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS)
provider. More information is available at

About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)

Supermicro®, the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server
technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions®
for Data Center, Cloud Computing, HPC, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data and
Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the
environment through its "We Keep IT Green®" initiative and provides customers
with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available
on the market. More information can be found at

About Sanmina Corporation (NASDAQ: SANM)

Sanmina Corporation is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider
serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing
Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides
end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications
networks, defense and aerospace, industrial and semiconductor systems,
medical, multimedia, computing and storage, automotive and clean technology
sectors. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions
throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at

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acquired businesses and achieve the anticipated benefits of its acquisitions,
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factors set forth in our Company's Annual and quarterly reports filed with the
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© Sanmina Corporation. Viking Technology is a trademark of Sanmina
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their respective owners.

SOURCE Viking Technology

Contact: Tinh Ngo, Director, Marketing Communications, Viking Technology ,
+1-949-421-5732, or Adrian Proctor, Vice
President, Marketing, Viking Technology, +1-949-643-7255,
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