SMART Modular Announces DDR4 Mini-DIMM

NEWARK, CA, January 27, 2015 — SMART Modular Technologies, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of specialty memory and storage solutions, including memory modules, flash memory cards and other memory and solid state storage products, has announced today the launch of its DDR4 Mini-DIMM, one of the first Mini-DIMM form factor utilizing next generation DDR4 technology.

SMART's initial lineup of DDR4-2133 Mini-DIMMs includes 8GB and 16GB VLP Mini-UDIMM along with 8GB and 16GB standard height Mini-RDIMMs, all of which comply with JEDEC 288-pin form factor and pin-out standards. Today, Mini-DIMMs are widely used across many application segments including networking, telecom, industrial, computing and storage by OEMs who are looking to save board space or source as an alternative to SO-DIMMs. The attractiveness of Mini-DIMMs is that they are versatile; it's a small form factor offered in high densities operating at high data transfer rates. For OEMs currently using DDR3 Mini-DIMMs, SMART is pleased to offer a migration path to DDR4.

To further promote a smooth transition to DDR4 Mini-DIMMs, SMART is collaborating with Molex®, a global provider of complete interconnect solutions, who has developed a robust DDR4 Mini-DIMM vertical-mount 288-pin socket with secure latches. Designed with additional power and ground signals compared to SO-DIMMs, Mini-DIMMs can be used with Molex' secure latching sockets – ideal for long life-cycle OEM products requiring high durability, high density, and high performance. "We are pleased to help drive industry adoption and JEDEC standardization of the DDR4 Mini-DIMM socket," stated Wai Kiong Poon, Product Manager at Molex. "Our goal in close collaboration with SMART is to help support customers in the migration to DDR4 Mini-DIMMs."

SMART and Molex can provide full engineering support for OEMs wishing to design in DDR4 Mini-DIMMs. This support includes thermal, mechanical and IBIS models along with engineering consultations and samples. SMART is collaborating with various processor suppliers as well to insure the full compatibility of its DDR4 Mini-DIMMs with industry-leading processors.

For more information on SMART's DDR4 Mini-DIMMs please contact SMART's Director of DRAM Product Marketing, Arthur Sainio via email at Arthur.sainio@smartm.com.

About SMART Modular Technologies
SMART Modular Technologies is a global leader in specialty memory solutions serving the electronics industry for over 25 years. SMART Modular delivers solutions to a broad customer base, including OEMs that compete in the computing, networking, communications, storage, mobile and industrial markets. Focused on providing extensive customer-specific design capabilities, technical support and value-added testing services, SMART collaborates closely with their global OEM customers throughout their design process and across multiple projects to create memory solutions for demanding applications with differentiated requirements. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and supply, SMART Modular has developed a comprehensive product line comprised of DRAM and Flash memory technologies across various form factors. SMART Modular is part of the SMART family of global companies. See www.smartm.com for more information.

About Molex Incorporated
Providing more than connectors, Molex delivers complete interconnect solutions for a number of markets including: data communications, telecommunications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle, aerospace and defense, medical, and lighting. Established in 1938, the company operates 45 manufacturing locations in 17 countries. The Molex website is http://www.molex.com. Follow us at www.twitter.com/molexconnectors, watch our videos at www.youtube.com/molexconnectors, connect with us at www.facebook.com/molexconnectors and read our blog at www.connector.com.

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Contact:
Arthur Sainio
SMART Modular Technologies
(510) 624-8126
arthur.sainio@smartm.com