AgigA Tech, AGIGARAM® 고밀도, 고속, 비휘발성 메모리 솔루션에 대한 특허 포트폴리오 강화 | Cypress Semiconductor
AgigA Tech, AGIGARAM® 고밀도, 고속, 비휘발성 메모리 솔루션에 대한 특허 포트폴리오 강화
Awarded Key Patent Covering Primary Functionality of AGIGARAM Family
San Diego, Calif., 2012년 2월 9일 - AgigA Tech Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) and a leading provider of high-speed, high-density, battery-free non-volatile memory solutions, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 8,074,034, “Hybrid Non-Volatile RAM”, covering the primary functionality of the AGIGARAM product family.
As the inventor of the underlying technology and architecture of AGIGARAM, AgigA Tech has built up the industry’s strongest IP position for high-speed, high-density, battery-free non-volatile memory. The company currently has a portfolio of 15 granted and pending patents related to designing, building and deploying non-volatile memory systems, including hybrid memory modules consisting of DRAM, flash memory, and ultracapacitors.
“We clearly have the best technical solution for high-density, high-speed non-volatile memory,” said Ron Sartore, CEO of AgigA Tech. “Receiving this patent further strengthens our IP position which we believe provides a significant competitive advantage for us, our customers and our partners.”
“Cypress has a history of funding internal start-ups to grow the company beyond our base business*; our flagship PSoC® product line is a successful example of this,” said T.J. Rodgers, President and CEO of Cypress, and AgigA Tech Chairman. “Just as Cypress puts a strong emphasis on IP and patent protection, I am happy to see AgigA Tech do the same.”
AGIGARAM is a new class of non-volatile memory developed to meet the need for higher-density, higher-performance memory for enterprise-class storage and server applications. By combining DRAM, Flash, an intelligent system controller and an ultracapacitor power source, AGIGARAM provides a highly reliable memory subsystem that runs with the latency and endurance of the fastest DRAM, and with the persistence of Flash. Until recently, designers have reluctantly used batteries to maintain their data during power outages. Others have moved toward new flash-based technologies for memory persistence, but this option falls short of DRAM in terms of latency, speed, endurance and reliability. AGIGARAM enables the fastest possible system performance while also eliminating the many headaches associated with batteries, such as hazardous material disposal, short operating life and extensive maintenance. AgigA Tech has pioneered the use of a battery-free power source based on ultracapacitor technology for this application. All AgigA Tech products utilize ultracapacitors that have gone through rigorous reliability and accelerated life testing at AgigA Tech’s reliability test lab, which has been operational for nearly 4 years and continues to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
About AgigA Tech, Inc.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, AgigA Tech is a leading developer of high-speed, high-density, battery-free non-volatile memory solutions. The company's flagship AGIGARAM® product family represents a new class of non-volatile memory created to address the fundamental need for higher-density, higher-performance memory in enterprise-class applications. AGIGARAM integrates NAND Flash, DRAM and an ultracapacitor power source into an innovative, highly-reliable non-volatile memory subsystem that can deliver unlimited read/write performance at the fastest DRAM speeds, while also safely backing up all data when power is interrupted. AgigA Tech is a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY). The company’s products are available worldwide through the Cypress sales force and its distributor partners. More information on the company is available at www.agigatech.com.
Cypress는 제품 출시 기간을 단축하고 탁월한 시스템 가치를 제공하는 프로그램 가능 고성능 혼합 신호 솔루션을 제공합니다. Cypress는 고전압 및 LED 조명 애플리케이션용 PowerPSoC® 솔루션, 터치스크린용 CapSense® 터치 센싱 및 TrueTouch® 솔루션 등 주요 PSoC® PSoC(Programmable System-on-Chip) 제품군과 파생 제품을 제공합니다. Cypress는 멀티미디어 핸드셋에서 연결성과 성능을 개선하는 고성능 West Bridge® 솔루션을 비롯한 USB 컨트롤러 분야에서 세계 정상급 기업으로, 고성능 메모리와 프로그래밍 가능 타이밍 장치 분야도 선도합니다. Cypress는 소비자, 모바일 핸드셋, 컴퓨팅, 데이터 통신, 자동차, 산업 및 군대 분야를 망라하여 수많은 시장을 지원합니다. Cypress trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at https://www.cypress.com.
* A white paper on T.J. Rodgers’ philosophy on Cypress start-ups is available on the Cypress website at https://www.cypress.com/go/CYStartupsHistory
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