IDT Accelerates Development of DDR2 with Memory Implementers Forum

2/25/2004 - IDTTM (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.; Nasdaq: IDTI), a leading communications IC company, announced it has joined the new Memory Implementers Forum (MIF) as a charter member. Intel established the MIF to accelerate the development of memory products for next-generation Intel architecture-based computing platforms. IDT will participate in the Intel-hosted online community for memory technologies and will provide information on its Intel-validated double-data-rate 2 (DDR2) products to help customers select the clocks and registers that meet their individual design needs.

“We applaud Intel for its efforts to speed the adoption of next-generation memories by providing hands-on tools and resources to help designers, and are pleased to be a part of the Memory Implementers Forum from the start,” said Kevin Walsh, director of strategic marketing for the IDT timing solutions division. “IDT has long provided value-added solutions for the DIMM market, and was the first to deliver a JEDEC-compliant DDR2 chip set including a register and clock. We will continue to support our customers with solutions that accelerate development time and reduce design costs.”

“We are pleased that IDT has joined the MIF as a charter member,” said Jim Pappas, director of initiative marketing for Intel’s Enterprise Platform Group. “Broad industry participation in the forum will speed the development process and help bring the benefits of DDR2 technology to Intel architecture-based platforms. As the DDR2 technology matures, we look forward to working closely with IDT and other MIF members in the development of next-generation memory technologies.”

The MIF will provide a Web-based community and environment where developers can obtain information, tools and technical support to further their development plans of DDR2 technology on Intel architecture-based platforms. The site will serve as a central source for memory information from Intel and other solutions providers, as well as a discussion forum to share information. The MIF Web site can be accessed at

IDT DDR2 DIMM Support Products
DDR memory transfers data on both the rising and falling edge of the clock, enabling the transfer of double the amount of data as compared to single data rate devices. DDR2 operates at 1.8 volts and DDR at 2.5 volts. IDT is a leading provider of clock management and logic ICs and has leveraged its core competencies to develop a full array of products for the DIMM market. The IDT DDR2 chip set includes a register that drives the address signals and supports 1:1 (25 bits) and 1:2 (14 bits) configurations, allowing designers to work with a single device for multiple DIMM configurations. The chip set is also comprised of a 1:10 PLL clock driver used for synchronization of input clock signals from the system motherboard to all SDRAMs on the DIMM. The devices target registered DDR2 DIMMs that address the memory needs of growing market areas such as servers, workstations, and communication devices. In addition to its portfolio of DDR and DDR2 DIMM devices, IDT was the first in the industry to design a register validation board for DDR2 DIMM as part of the JEDEC Validation Task Group.

About IDT
IDT is a global leader in preemptive semiconductor solutions that accelerate packet processing for advanced network services. IDT serves communications equipment vendors by applying its advanced hardware, software and memory technologies to create flexible, highly integrated products that enhance the functionality and processing of network equipment. IDT accelerates intelligent packet processing with products such as network search engines (NSEs), programmable content inspection engines (CIEs), flow-control management (FCM) ICs and its family of InterpriseTM integrated communications processors. The portfolio also comprises products optimized for communications applications, including telecom products, FIFOs, multi-ports, and timing solutions. In addition, the product mix includes high-performance digital logic and high-speed SRAMs to meet the requirements of leading communications companies.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company employs approximately 3,100 people worldwide and has a wafer manufacturing facility in Oregon, and test and assembly facilities in the Philippines and Malaysia. IDT stock is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” The company is included in the S&P 1000, which is a combination of the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 Indices, and is also part of the S&P SuperComposite 1500, which combines the S&P 500, MidCap 400, and SmallCap 600. Additional information about IDT is accessible at

IDT, Interprise and the IDT logo are trademarks of Integrated Device Technology, Inc.

Previous Page | News by Category | News Search

If you found this page useful, bookmark and share it on: