Micron Creates Industry's Densest Server Memory Module

Data retention, reliability and availability are major concerns for several types of enterprise institutions that process large amounts of data as part of their core business. Understanding these concerns, Micron Technology, Inc., today introduced the world’s densest server memory module, a 16-Gigabyte device that enables customers to access mission-critical data more quickly and efficiently.

It is important to think about the popular applications that memory technology powers. Take the Internet for example; online shopping and banking are lucrative businesses collecting and retaining company data every day, which requires extensive amounts of memory to operate. Maximum memory provides the quick processing response consumers expect when shopping on the Web. As a pioneer in the memory market, Micron is delivering reliable, ultra-dense solutions for customers’ data intensive applications and is opening the doors to some very cutting-edge memory innovations not only for the server market, but also for future notebooks, PCs, and other consumer applications.

“We have established a track record of leadership in technological firsts and we will continue down the path of innovation in high density memory modules for the server market,” said Brian Shirley, vice president of Micron’s memory group. “Our leadership in advanced memory design and fabrication allows us to deliver innovative solutions in applications that have stringent requirements on space, form factor, density, and reliability.”

The 16-Gigabyte module encompasses 72 2-Gigabit double data rate 2 (DDR2) die, packaged as 36 4-Gigabit TwinDie(TM) components which were developed on Micron’s industry leading 78-nanometer 6F(2) process node. Micron’s innovative TwinDie stacking technology allows fewer and shorter connection routes to the chips, enabling faster access to customer data and ultra-thin form factors. To grasp the small size of each of these 2-Gigabit DDR2 chips, consider that each die is equal to the size of a letter key on your computer’s keyboard.

In addition to maximum memory, Micron produces the broadest range of memory products in the industry specifically designed for the server market. We currently provide seven generations of server memory with component densities ranging from 64-Megabit through 2-Gigabit. These products represent three technologies: Single Data Rate (SDR), Double Data Rate (DDR) and DDR2. Our broad range of products enable the world’s leading computer makers to address varying applications and manage long product lifetimes.

Select customers are evaluating samples of our leading-edge 16-Gigabyte modules now and commercial availability is planned in late 2006. For more information on Micron’s server memory products, please go online.

About Micron
Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets DRAMs, NAND flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components, and memory modules for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, and mobile products. Micron’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MU symbol.

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