Quanta Computers, Taiwan, has selected FRAM (ferroelectric RAM) memory from Ramtron International for the RAID subsystem of its PC-based servers.
Ramtron, Colorado Springs, Colo., will supply Quanta with its 256Kbit 3V FM18L08 chips.
FRAM will store the RAID tables and act as a buffer before data reaches the server hard drive. Because FRAM is non-volatile memory, data is preserved even if power is lost.
FRAM memory also inherently has almost non-stop operation because of continuous fast read/write endurance, Ramtron said.
"Supplying an industry leader such as Quanta Computers marks FRAM's entry into a growing server market," said Mike Alwaid, vice president of Ramtron FRAM products.