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AgigA Tech Introduces Third-Generation DDR3 AGIGARAM® Non-Volatile DIMM Solutions

Last Updated: August 20, 2012

Also Secures Additional Key Patents Related to Hybrid Non-Volatile RAM Technology

San Diego, Calif., August 21, 2012 - 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, introduced its third-generation DDR3 AGIGARAM Non-Volatile DIMM (NVDIMM) solution supporting up to 1600 MT/s (megatransfers per second) performance. In addition, AgigA Tech announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has recently issued U.S. Patent Nos. 8,200,885 and 8,200,929 pertaining to Hybrid Non-Volatile RAM technology, adding to the company’s rapidly growing patent portfolio.

Performance and Persistence
AgigA Tech’s third-generation DDR3 NVDIMM products have been designed to integrate easily into the DIMM slots of industry-standard server and storage platforms. During normal operation, the NVDIMM appears as a standard registered DDR3 DIMM to the host system, providing all of the benefits and speed of high-speed, high-density DRAM. In the event of an unexpected power loss, critical data in DRAM moves to onboard flash memory using a battery-free power source based on ultracapacitors. The transfer preserves the data, which can be safely restored when power is returned.

Supporting up to DDR3-1600 speeds, the NVDIMM allows for fast, persistent memory on the main memory bus that can be used as a non-volatile write cache or metadata storage, among many applications. Offered in a JEDEC-standard 240-pin DIMM form factor, just 22 mm high, the low profile NVDIMMs can target a wide range of platforms.
“Our innovative NVDIMM solutions are a superior alternative to existing implementations that use batteries or flash for memory persistence of critical data,” said Ron Sartore, CEO of AgigA Tech. “Our patented technology provides system designers more freedom and flexibility in creating a memory architecture for optimal system performance.”

2012 Flash Memory Summit
AgigA Tech will be showcasing their latest product offering at the Flash Memory Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center from August 21 to 23 in booth #602. Those interested in scheduling a meeting with AgigA Tech personnel can email

The AGIGA8601 family of products are offered in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB densities, and are currently available for customer evaluation. AgigA Tech also offers several standard and custom form factors for the companion PowerGEM® ultracapacitor module. Please visit for more information on the products.

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 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 over 4 years.

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. The company’s products are available worldwide through the Cypress sales force and its distributor partners. More information on the company is available at

About Cypress
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the flagship PSoC 1, PSoC 3, and PSoC 5 programmable system-on-chip families and derivatives, CapSense touch sensing and TrueTouch solutions for touchscreens. Cypress is the world leader in USB controllers, including the high-performance West Bridge solution that enhances connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets, PCs and tablets. Cypress is also the world leader in SRAM memories. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, mobile handsets, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial and military. Cypress trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol CY. Visit Cypress online at

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