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Inphi’s Chris Haywood Receives JEDEC Leadership Award

SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 22, 2011 –Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI), a leading provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, today announced that Chris Haywood, Vice President and Chief Architect of the Computing and Storage Business Lineat Inphi has received a JEDEC Chairman’s Award from the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in standards development for the microelectronics industry.

The JEDEC JC-45 Committee for DRAM Modules recognized the accomplishments of Haywood at a recent committee meeting in San Francisco, California. Presented by Mian Quddus, Chairman of the JEDEC JC-45 Committee, Haywood received the Chairman’s Award, which honors member company volunteers who have made significant contributions to their committee. Haywood received his award in recognition of his outstanding work on the standardization of LRDIMMs.

“JEDEC is grateful for the commitment Mr. Haywood and Inphi have made to the development of open industry standards, and we are delighted to acknowledge his efforts with this Chairman’s Award,” said John Kelly, JEDEC President.

“This recognition of Chris’ contributions through his authorship of worldwide standards and his leadership in standards activities reflects the importance of these activities to our industry,” said Young Sohn, President and CEO of Inphi. “Inphi is committed to supporting industry standards that drive a new LRDIMM architecture to solve memory capacity pain points in a server environment, and Chris is an important part of this effort.”

LRDIMM Innovation—Inphi’s Isolation Memory Buffer

Inphi’s Isolation Memory Buffer (iMB™) technology is helping to drive the creation of a new class of memory modules—load reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs)—capable of delivering upward of four times the memory capacity in a server platform and increases to server bandwidth in datacenters that are powering cloud computing.

Built to the proposed Memory Buffer specification as defined by JEDEC, the Inphi iMB02-GS02 is compatible with the current generation of DDR3-based server systems and helps to facilitate a transition from RDIMM to higher capacity LRDIMM. The iMB02-GS02 is important to memory subsystem operation at 1600 MT/s while maintaining favorable power consumption. Unlike traditional registered DIMMs that limit the amount of server memory that can be installed due to their loading profile, LRDIMMs replace the register with an isolation memory buffer that reduces the load. The new scheme enables more ranks of dynamic RAM (DRAM) to be populated on the memory module and more modules to be used in a system at higher operating frequencies. For more information, please visit Inphi’s Computing and Storage Products.

JEDEC is the global leader in developing standards for the microelectronics industry. Over 3,000 member company volunteers, appointed by nearly 300 companies, work together in 50 JEDEC committees to meet the needs of every segment of the industry, manufacturers and consumers alike. JEDEC invites participation on a worldwide basis, and the involvement of key technical experts from most device, assembly, system and testing companies enables JEDEC to publish technical standards with high value. The publications and standards generated by JEDEC committees are accepted throughout the world, and help promote global trade by enabling healthy, high-volume markets to flourish. All JEDEC standards are available online, at no charge. For more information, visit

About Inphi
Inphi Corporation is a leading provider of high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets, providing high signal integrity at leading-edge data speeds that are designed to address bandwidth bottlenecks in networks, minimize latency in computing environments and enable the rollout of next generation communications infrastructure. Inphi’s solutions provide a vital interface between analog signals and digital information in high-performance systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment, enterprise and data center servers, storage platforms, test and measurement equipment and military systems. To learn more about Inphi, visit

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