Micron introduces very low profile DDR2 memory modules

Posted on Tuesday, August 16 2005 @ 5:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Micron today announced it is the first supplier to provide PC2-5300 and PC2-6400 DDR2 very low profile (VLP) registered and unbuffered mini dual-inline memory modules (MiniDIMMs) for the growing networking and communications equipment markets. Available in densities of 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB, the reduced height form factor (0.72in (18.29mm)) of Micron's VLP MiniDIMMs enables designers to integrate more modules in the same or less board space, thereby improving performance in networking servers, routers, switches, gateways, hubs and bridges.

"The strong customer interest in our VLP MiniDIMMs validates Micron's strategic direction of providing innovative, forward-thinking products to the enterprise networking market," said Terry Lee, executive director of Advanced Technology and Strategic Marketing for Micron's Systems Memory Group. "Micron is currently the only company with immediate availability of VLP MiniDIMMs, and we are demonstrating once again Micron's leading design and technical expertise, and our keen focus on delivering high-quality, reliable solutions to our customers."

The low profile of Micron's VLP DDR2 MiniDIMMs enables vertical socketing on the board, in contrast to traditional angled memory sockets, and effectively reduces the total memory space footprint. This form factor can improve air flow, which decreases device operating temperatures improving system reliability. VLP MiniDIMMs are backward compatible with existing MiniDIMM sockets, enabling engineers to receive immediate benefits without any product redesign.

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