Colorado Springs, Colo.-- Dec. 18, 1997-- Ramtron InternationalCorp. announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office hasissued a fundamental patent (U.S. Patent No. 5,699,317) coveringits Enhanced DRAM products.
The patent's claims cover the basic architecture and method of operation that allows the EDRAM to achieve industry-leading performance. The EDRAM, developed and marketed by Ramtron'ssubsidiary Enhanced Memory Systems, Inc. (Enhanced), is the world'sfastest dynamic random access memory (DRAM).
DRAMs are the most pervasive type of computer memory in the worldand are used in a wide variety of systems, including personal computers, workstations, and add-on PC boards, among others.
The issuance of the newest EDRAM patent brings Ramtron's total portfolio of issued U.S. and international patents to 110, with an additional 97 patent applications filed.
EDRAM technology solves current memory bandwidth issues now plaguing the performance of computers using increasingly faster microprocessors. EDRAM memory technology allows a computer's microprocessor to complete more tasks in less time--leading to moreproductive computers.
In addition, the EDRAM delivers the same peak bandwidth and over twice the sustained bandwidth of the emerging Rambus DRAM. EDRAM products serve in specialty DRAM and fast static RAM markets, which are expected to grow to more than $5 billion by the year 2000 according to InStat, a leading semiconductor industry research firm.
Ramtron/Enhanced Memory Systems
1850 Ramtron Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Fax: (719) 481-9294
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