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More than a dozen leading companies, including Dell and HP,
have joined Intel today in establishing the Memory Implementers
Forum, a new on-line community focused on advancing key memory technologies such
as DDRII and Fully Buffered-DIMM (FB-DIMM). These memory technologies help
improve power efficiency and performance. FB-DIMM is a new memory interconnect technology standard for
high-end memory connections. FB-DIMM transitions the memory channel to a serial
interface and replaces the DIMM register with a memory buffer. FB-DIMM
connections are expected to enable systems to scale the number of memory
channels available to a server system. Implementations of FB-DIMM enabled DDR2
memory are expected in future Intel architecture-based platforms.

FB DIMM Intel Platforms On FB DIMM In 2005

More than a dozen leading companies, including Dell and HP,
have joined Intel Corporation today in establishing the Memory Implementers
Forum, a new on-line community focused on advancing key memory technologies such
as DDRII and Fully Buffered-DIMM (FB-DIMM). These memory technologies help
improve power efficiency and performance.

The Memory Implementers Forum will serve as a central
community for member companies to share plans, technical documents, marketing
collateral and up-to-date news. A catalog will feature the latest products and
technologies from across the industry as well as contact information for each
member. Any company that develops memory-related products or systems using
memory can join the Memory Implementers Forum at no cost with the completion of
a legal agreement.

"As Moore’s Law continues to drive ever-increasing processing
power, the memory subsystem must keep pace with performance enhancements," said
Pete MacWilliams, Intel Senior Fellow, Desktop Products Group. "The Memory
Implementers Forum creates a community for discussion of opportunities and
challenges across memory technologies. With the volume ramp of DDRII-enabled
platforms in 2004 and the introduction of FB-DIMM interconnect technology in
2005, the Memory Implementers Forum is expected to provide a tool for successful
memory technology transitions."

"Advancing standards-based memory technology is critical to
delivering more scalable and balanced performance on Dell systems deployed in
the enterprise," said Darrel Ward, senior manager of product planning, Dell
Product Group. "This industry forum is an important vehicle to drive better
memory technologies for customers, such as DDR-2 that will ship in Dell’s next
generation of servers."

"As a leader in technology development, HP is co-sponsoring
the Memory Implementers Forum to help enable smooth transitions to next
generation memory technologies," said Dwight Barron, HP Fellow, Industry
Standards Servers. "We look forward to working with the industry in deploying
DDR2 and future memory technologies in HP ProLiant* servers and using the Forum
as a resource for memory industry discussion of next generation technology
implementations."

The two primary technologies of initial focus in the Forum are
DDR2 and FB-DIMM. DDR2 represents the next wave in memory with memory vendors
planning product introductions to support 2004 platforms. Many DDR2 modules from
across the industry have already been validated on Intel architecture client and
server platforms.

FB-DIMM is a new memory interconnect technology standard for
high-end memory connections. FB-DIMM transitions the memory channel to a serial
interface and replaces the DIMM register with a memory buffer. FB-DIMM
connections are expected to enable systems to scale the number of memory
channels available to a server system. Implementations of FB-DIMM enabled DDR2
memory are expected in future Intel architecture-based platforms.

The companies that have joined the Memory Implementers Forum
so far include ATP Electronics, Buffalo Technology, Corsair Memory Corporation,
Denali Software, Inc., Elpida Memory, Inc., Hynix Semiconductor, Inc., IDT
Corporation, Infineon Corporation, Kingston Technology, Inc., Micron Technology,
Inc., Nanya Technology Corporation, Samsung Corporation and WinTec Industries
Inc.

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