Crucial Announces DDR2 Memory Availability
Subject: Memory | April 7, 2004 - 05:48 PM | Ryan Shrout
I actually just received my DDR2 memory modules from Crucial this afternoon.
CRUCIAL TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES DDR2 MEMORY AVAILABILITY Micron's next generation memory technology available to system builders and end users
Meridian, Idaho, April 7, 2004--Crucial TechnologyÂ®, a division of MicronÂ® and one of the world's largest direct memory upgrade providers today announces immediate availability of PC2-3200 (DDR2-400) and PC2-4300 (DDR2-533) synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) modules on the Crucial Web site at www.crucial.com. DDR2 is the next evolution in DDR memory technology and features advancements in voltage, density, and design to achieve speeds beyond the bus speed limitation of current DDR.
Aside from the advantages of higher speed capabilities, DDR2 features a lower operating voltage of only 1.8 volts. Lower voltage decreases power consumption which may increase battery life in portable devices.
Unlike current DDR, DDR2 is packaged using only Ball Grid Array (BGA), resulting in smaller packaging and better electrical performance.
On-die termination gives DDR2 chips the ability to perform signal termination internally instead of on the motherboard. On-die termination helps systems run more efficiently, potentially lowering overall system cost.
Through Crucial, system builders and end users now have access to Micron's leading-edge DDR2 memory technology for use in the next generation of high-performance, low-power desktops, laptops, and servers. Crucial now offers the following DDR2 modules:
-CrucialÂ® 256MB PC2-3200 (DDR2-400), CAS Latency 3, 1.8 volts, unbuffered DIMM currently priced at $144.99 -CrucialÂ® 512MB PC2-3200 (DDR2-400), CAS Latency 3, 1.8 volts, registered DIMM currently priced at $344.99 -CrucialÂ® 256MB PC2-4300 (DDR2-533), CAS Latency 4, 1.8 volts, unbuffered DIMM, currently priced at $154.99 -CrucialÂ® 512MB PC2-4300 (DDR2-533), CAS Latency 4, 1.8 volts, unbuffered DIMM currently priced at $299.99
"DDR2 memory provides significant performance improvements over DDR.
We're thrilled that Crucial can help leading-edge users take advantage of Micron's leadership position in design and production of high-quality
DDR2 memory," said John Shumate, Crucial product marketing manager.
"Our goal is for leading-edge solution providers and consumers to look to Crucial Technology as the premier source for high-performance DDR2, anytime they need it, anywhere in the world."
Visit www.crucial.com/DDR2 for more information about Crucial DDR2 memory upgrades, including specification details, FAQs, and module images.
Crucial Technology is a division of Micron Semiconductor Products, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc. Crucial provides high-quality memory upgrades, video cards, flash memory, and a host of products to enhance the entire computing experience on its Web site at http://www.crucial.com. Crucial offers over 110,000 upgrades for more than 20,000 desktops, notebooks, servers, routers, printers, and electronic devices.
Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets DRAMs, Flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components and memory modules for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, and mobile products.
Micron's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit its Web site at www.micron.com.
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