Ramtron to Discuss Navigation Industry at Consumer Telematics Seminar

Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq: RMTR), a leading developer and supplier of nonvolatile ferroelectric random access memory (F-RAM) and integrated semiconductor products, has announced that it will be a sponsor and a panel participant at the Consumer Telematics Seminar 2008 (CTS 2008) on 10th January 2008, at the JW Marriott Spa & Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ramtron will sit on the panel discussion entitled “Navigation industry stands poised awaiting directions.”

F-RAM’s fast write time and high endurance allows automotive navigation systems to quickly and continuously capture dynamic information without the risk of wearing out the memory.

Ramtron’s line of automotive memory devices include Grade 1 (+125°C) and Grade 3 (+85°C) AEC-Q100-qualified devices in 4-kilobit to 64-kilobit memory densities. Standard memory devices are also available up to 4-megabits. “Ramtron is committed to meeting the design and sourcing challenges of the automotive industry,” says Ramtron Strategic Marketing Manager, Duncan Bennett. “No other nonvolatile memory matches F-RAM’s fast write speed, high endurance, and low power. This makes F-RAM an unparalleled data collection and storage solution for automotive applications in the passenger cab and under the hood.”

Where is F-RAM in automobiles?
Ramtron’s F-RAM plays a vital role in infotainment systems (navigation/digital radio/DVD systems), smart airbags, event data recorders, occupant sensors, sunroofs, transmissions, adaptive cruise control, electric steering boxes, and more, due to its fast writes, high endurance, and low power consumption – features that are not available in older nonvolatile memory technologies like EEPROM and Flash memory.

Fast writes are beneficial when capturing data, especially in dynamic and noisy automotive environments or when power may suddenly fail. High endurance allows the system to capture information as often as necessary without the risk of wearing out the memory. Low power is an added benefit in auto applications with tight power budgets such as car entertainment systems.

About CTS 2008
The Consumer Telematics Seminar 2008 conference was created as a platform for visionary companies in the infotainment arena who are keen to meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities ahead for the industry. It unites key decision makers in the infotainment industry to discuss upcoming rear seat entertainment functions, integration of consumer electronic devices, as well as the big battle in wireless connectivity. Confirmed speakers include senior executives from Honda, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Garmin, Pioneer, Microsoft, XM, Delphi, and others.

About Ramtron
Ramtron International Corporation, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets specialised semiconductor memory and integrated semiconductor solutions used in a wide range of product applications and markets worldwide.