Inphi® Corporation Announces Industry’s Lowest Power DDR3 Register

First interface solution to meet DDR3-1600 specifications at 1.35 Volts allowing data-centers and cloud-computing infrastructure the access to higher bandwidth and improved energy efficiency.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 17, 2009 – Inphi® Corporation (www.inphi-corp.com), a fabless high-speed analog semiconductor company committed to increasing memory capacity and speed while lowering power consumption of computer servers, today announced the industry’s lowest power register, the INSSTE32882LV-GS02, the first register to support DDR3-1866 at 1.5V and 1.35V operation with nearly 30% less power consumption than previous generations at either operating voltage.

“Micron continues to be committed to producing energy-efficient memory solutions, which have already enabled higher efficiency DRAM subsystems in today’s data center servers,” said Michael Sporer, director of Micron’s enterprise segment. “Through adoption of 1.35V DDR3 in next generation platforms, the environmental benefits can be continued. We applaud Inphi’s work on their 1.35V DDR3 register, allowing us to deliver on our commitment of maximizing energy savings in server applications.”

Designed specifically to help meet the critical challenge of reducing energy consumption in the world’s data centers, the new register’s unique architecture delivers the industry’s lowest and most stable tDYNOFF – nearly half that of any other commercially available devices – ensuring that server platforms have adequate margins across all operating conditions, frequency and density.

“Inphi’s new DDR3L offering is timed very well with the industry push to more efficient computing solutions” said Yasushi Takahashi, Executive Officer and General Manager, Server and PC Division of Elpida Memory. “This provides excellent synergy with our product roadmap and we are pleased once again to work with Inphi as an early partner on emerging technologies”.

“With rising costs, an unstable economy and serious concerns about the environment, major server manufacturers and data centers around the world are seeking lower power memory solutions that maintain performance integrity,” said Ramanan Thiagarajah, Inphi’s ExacTik® Family Product Line Manager. “The INSSTE32882LV-GS02 exemplifies Inphi’s commitment and leadership in delivering ground-breaking, high performance, low power DDR3 solutions for power-hungry data centers.”

“The market demand for DDR3 – and its related infrastructure such as registers – will increase significantly in 2009 and beyond, especially in the server and high-end desktop PC segments,” said Dean McCarron, Principal Analyst, Mercury Research. “Several new microprocessors that require this technology are expected to ramp in production rapidly in 2009.”

Part of the innovative ExacTik product family, the new low voltage DDR3 register is evidence of the company’s commitment to meet the changing needs of the ecosystem by delivering parts that meet all low power requirements. This unique part enables module vendors, OEMs, and data center users to save energy, reduce operating costs and increase data center efficiency in next-generation 1.35V and lower server systems.

Inphi’s INSSTE32882LV-GS02 exceeds all JEDEC standards for both standard voltage and low voltage with the industry’s lowest overall power consumption. The new device’s innovative design and process choice resulted in a 70% core power reduction and operation with minimal idle power dissipation and core current consumption. In high-end systems with 12 to 18 memory modules per server, this translates to a significant power savings. In addition, the new register can operate at voltages lower than 1.35V, enabling additional power savings.

The Inphi INSSTE32882LV-GS02 is available immediately in sample quantities with pricing starting at $5.80. For more information, email: products@inphi-corp.com

About Inphi Corporation
Inphi Corporation is an industry leader in the innovation of high-performance analog components that serve a broad set of markets and applications including communications, computing and networking. Leading corporations rely on Inphi for components that transport, store, deliver, and test high-speed data for the world’s most innovative systems. Inphi is recognized as a global technology leader for its excellence in design, dedication to the development of open standards, and commitment to R&D. Learn more about Inphi Corporation by visiting www.inphi-corp.com, or call +1-805-446-5100.