SAN FRANCISCO—U.S. memory chip vendor Micron Technology Inc. and AgigA Tech Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp, said Wednesday (Nov. 14) they signed an agreement to jointly develop and offer non-volatile dual in-line memory module (DIMM) products.
According to the firms, the partnership will leverage Micron's expertise in memory IC, module development and manufacturing as well as AgigA Tech's IP and patent position in the area of hybrid non-volatile RAM technology.
As part of the agreement, Micron will offer customers a non-volatile DIMM module that will pair with AgigA Tech's power modules, based on ultracapacitors, the companies said. The non-volatile DIMM technology provides performance, cost and data security advantages for a wide range of applications, including server RAIDs, storage tiering, data logging, de-duplication, system checkpointing and metadata processing, the companies said.
"The increasing need for persistent, cost-effective nonvolatile memory solutions is a key focus for us," said Robert Feurle, vice president DRAM marketing at Micron (Boise, Idaho), in a statement. "Our partnership with AgigA Tech is a major step in enhancing a strong portfolio for our customers."
Samples of the non-volatile DIMMs are expected in the first quarter of next year.