AgigA Tech Announces Sampling of Industry's First DDR4 NVDIMM

AgigA Tech Announces Sampling of Industry's First DDR4 NVDIMM 
AGIGARAM(R) DDR4 NVDIMM Sets a New Bar for Performance for Persistent
Memory in Next Generation Server and Storage Platforms 
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/06/14 --  AgigA Tech, Inc., a
subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and a leading
provider of high-speed, high-density, and battery-free nonvolatile
memory solutions, today announced that it is now sampling the
industry's first DDR4 Nonvolatile DIMM (NVDIMM) to key OEMs and
development partners. The AGIGARAM(R) DDR4 NVDIMM has been designed
to operate in the standard DIMM sockets of next-generation,
Intel-based server platforms, providing a significant boost to I/O
performance in a host of applications, including storage and database
acceleration. AgigA Tech will show its new AGIGARAM DDR4 NVDIMM here
at the Flash Memory Summit in the Storage Network Industry
Association's (SNIA) booth number 808.  
DDR4 is the latest evolution in DRAM technology, building upon
previous generations with improved reliability, speed and power. With
current data rates reaching 2,400 MT/s, DDR4 increases performance up
to 50% over DDR3, while delivering a 20% reduction in operating
voltage. With DDR4's additional power-saving features, total overall
power savings versus DDR3 can be as much as 40%. The AGIGARAM DDR4
NVDIMM builds upon the success of the DDR3 NVDIMM products currently
shipping to top-tier OEMs.  
"AgigA is proud to achieve another industry-first milestone with the
sampling of our AGIGARAM DDR4 NVDIMM," said Ron Sartore, president
and CEO of AgigA Tech. "With our patented IP and design expertise, we
have been working closely with our OEM customers and development
partners to ensure a successful transition to DDR4." 
 AGIGARAM is a new class of nonvolatile
memory developed to meet the need for higher-performance persistent
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 nonvolatility of Flash. During normal operation, the
AGIGARAM DDR4 NVDIMM appears to the host system as a standard JEDEC
288-pin Registered ECC DIMM. 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. Or
alternatively, the NVDIMM can also be powered over the JEDEC-defined
12V power pins on the DIMM interface. When system 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 next generation Intel-based server platforms, providing the
fastest possible persistent memory for use cases such as write
caching, metadata storage and other in-memory computing
available on a limited basis for development partners through Agiga
Tech's Early Access Program (EAP). Please contact
for more details. 
About AgigA Tech, Inc.
 Headquartered in San Diego, California, AgigA
Tech is a leading developer of high-speed, high-density, and
battery-free non-volatile memory solutions. The company's flagship
AGIGARAM product family represents a new class of nonvolatile 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 nonvolatile 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 
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, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP programmable
system-on-chip families. Cypress is the world leader in capacitive
user interface solutions including CapSense touch sensing,
TrueTouch(R) touchscreens, and trackpad solutions for notebook PCs
and peripherals. Cypress is a 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
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