| September 2013 |
NEW HIGH-SPEED CMOS DOUBLE DATA RATE (DDR1) SYNCHRONOUS DRAMS
Alliance Memory has introduced a new line of high-speed CMOS double data rate synchronous DRAMs (DDR1 SDRAM) with densities of 64 Mb (AS4C4M16D1), 128 Mb (AS4C8M16D1), 256 Mb (AS4C16M16D1), and 512 Mb (AS4C32M16D1).
The devices provide reliable drop-in, pin-for-pin-compatible replacements for a number of similar solutions in medical, communications, industrial, and consumer products requiring high memory bandwidth, and they are particularly well-suited to high-performance PC applications. Internally configured as four banks of 1M, 2M, 4M, or 8M word x 16 bits with a synchronous interface, the DDR1 SDRAMs operate from a single +2.5-V (+/- 0.2 V) power supply and are lead (Pb)- and halogen-free.
The AS4C4M16D1, AS4C8M16D1, AS4C16M16D1, and AS4C32M16D1 feature a fast clock rate of 200 MHz, a commercial temperature range of 0 °C to 70 °C, and are offered in the 66-pin TSOP II package with a 0.65-mm pin pitch. The DDR1 SDRAMs provide programmable read or write burst lengths of 2, 4, or 8. An auto pre-charge function provides a self-timed row pre-charge initiated at the end of the burst sequence. Easy-to-use refresh functions include auto- or self-refresh while a programmable mode register allows the system to choose the most suitable modes to maximize performance.
To request samples of the DDR1 SDRAMs, please send an email to email@example.com.
TED KASAHARA APPOINTED IN JAPAN
We're pleased to announce the appointment of Ted Kasahara as country manager for Japan. In his new role, Kasahara-san is responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with our customers in the Japanese market.
"I worked for Alliance Semiconductor before Alliance Memory acquired its fast asynchronous product line, so I'm familiar with the technology and how it meets the needs of the Japanese market," says Ted. "I am very excited to contribute my knowledge to the Alliance Memory team, and I look forward to working closely with our customers in Japan as we help them to avoid costly redesigns with our legacy components."
You can reach Ted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FROM THE PRESIDENT
This has been a busy last few months. You may have noticed that a number of major players in the memory market have been EOL-ing certain DRAM products. Meanwhile, end-of-life shipments from other major DRAM suppliers are running out at many end customers. Together these developments have made for great upsides in our DRAM business, which will double between Q2 and Q3 this year.
Our customers value the stability and consistent support that Alliance can offer versus some of our competitors. So we've been moving quickly to expand our DRAM product portfolio to ensure continued availability of these devices for customers who will need them. We like to think of this as proactively coming to the rescue for folks who might otherwise face a disruption in their supply chain.
Specifically, in the past few months we've added SDRAM products in x32 configurations, industrial temp, 166 MHz, DDR, DDR2, BGA packages, automotive temp parts, and 512M SDRAM products. We have samples available of these products and in most cases shippable inventory on the shelves now.
In addition to the new product lineup, we've seen our global footprint expand with a new Alliance Memory presence in Japan, being led by Ted Kasahara, as well as the recent addition of a sales office in Shenzhen, China. Alliance Memory is committed to servicing customers locally as much as possible, and these two recent additions will help make that possible.
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