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Targeting leading-edge 1U blade and
standard servers, SMART’s CoolFlex DIMMs operate at data rates
up to DDR3-1333 (or PC3-10600) and uses off-the-shelf DDR3
DRAMs to lower cost.
FREMONT, Calif., March 3, 2009 - SMART Modular
Technologies (WWH), Inc. (“SMART” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SMOD), a
leading independent manufacturer of memory modules, solid-state drives,
embedded computing subsystems, and TFT-LCD display products, has
expanded its DDR3 CoolFlex module product family with very low profile
(VLP; 18.3mm) and standard height (30mm) registered DIMMs (RDIMMs).
With these products, SMART combines leading-edge DDR3 technology with
state-of-the-art flexible substrate technology to double system memory
capacity. Ideal for use in high-performance computing (HPC), high end
servers and workstation applications, these latest CoolFlex products
include an 8GB VLP DDR3 RDIMM and a 16GB standard height DDR3 RDIMM
running up to DDR3-1333.
CoolFlex is a proven technology that doubles memory density, reduces
cost, and leverages multi-source DRAM supply chains with reliable,
high-speed, thermally enhanced DDR3 DIMMs. By combining CoolFlex and
DDR3 technologies, SMART offers OEM customers a practical and
cost-effective high-density alternative to more expensive modules based
on dual-die package (DDP) or quad-die package (QDP). “These new RDIMMs
leverage the inherent performance advantages of CoolFlex technology
and provide a clear example of SMART’s extensive high-speed design
expertise across multiple PCB technologies,” said Mike Rubino, SMART’s
Vice President of Worldwide Engineering.
The latest hybrid blade and server solutions combine computing
power, virtualization, and storage, which are driving the need for
higher memory capacity per processor core. OEM customers will need to
use 16GB quad-rank RDIMMs to maximize functionality because DDR3
systems are equipped with a limited number of DIMM sockets per
processor. In anticipation of this growing industry need for high
density DDR3 modules, SMART has expanded its CoolFlex lineup.
Configured as dual-rank 1024Mx72, SMART’s CoolFlex 8GB VLP RDIMM
allows blade OEM designers to populate their boards with up to six 8GB
DIMMs per processor while using vertical sockets. With this new RDIMM,
one 4-way 1U blade can be configured with up to 192GB of memory
capacity. Using off-the-shelf 2Gb 512Mx4 DRAMs, SMART’s 16GB standard
height CoolFlex RDIMM is configured as a quad-rank solution. Both the
8GB and 16GB CoolFlex modules are targeted at Intel®-based server
SMART’s CoolFlex 8GB VLP RDIMM is available now and the 16GB RDIMM
is scheduled for release Q2 09. For specific part numbers and ordering
information, please see the table below. Additional product details
are available at www.smartm.com.
About SMART SMART Modular Technologies is a leading provider of memory
products, offering more than 500 standard and custom products to
top-tier OEMs in the computer, industrial, networking, and
telecommunications sectors. Taking innovations from the design stage
through manufacturing and delivery, SMART has developed a comprehensive
memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM, and Flash in various
form factors. Through its subsidiary, Adtron Corporation, SMART offers
high performance, high capacity solid-state drives for enterprise,
defense/aerospace, industrial automation, medical, and transportation
markets. SMART's Display and Embedded Products Group designs,
manufactures and sells thin film transistors (TFT) liquid crystal
display (LCD) solutions to customers developing casino gaming systems
as well as embedded applications such as kiosk, ATM, point-of-service,
and industrial control systems. SMART's presence in the US, Europe,
Asia, and Latin America enables it to provide its customers with proven
expertise in international logistics, asset management, and
supply-chain management worldwide. More information on SMART can be
obtained at www.smartm.com.
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fiscal year ended August 29, 2008 and its Form 10-Q for the quarter
ended November 28, 2008. Such risk factors as outlined in our Form 10-K
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