NEW 16M FAST (10 NS) CMOS SRAMS IN 48-PIN TSOP-I AND 48-BALL TFBGA PACKAGES
Alliance Memory is expanding our line of legacy high-speed CMOS SRAMs with two new 16M ICs. Featuring fast access times of 10 ns, the AS7C316096A (2048K x 8) and AS7C316098A (1024K x 16) come in the 48-pin, 12-mm by 20-mm TSOP-1 package. In addition, we’re making the AS7C316098A available in the 48-ball, 6-mm by 8-mm TFBGA package.
These new SRAMs give you a reliable drop-in, pin-for-pin-compatible replacement for a number of similar solutions in communications, industrial, automotive, and medical applications requiring fast access times. They also feature low power consumption, with operating currents of 90 mA typical and standby currents of 4 mA typical. The SRAMs operate from a single power supply of 3.3 V and all inputs and outputs are fully TTL compatible.
Alliance Memory fabricates the AS7C316096A and AS7C316098A using a very high-performance, high-reliability CMOS technology. Device current is stable within the operating temperature range of −40 °C to 85 °C. The devices offer fully static operation and tri-state output, and feature a data retention voltage of 1.5 V minimum.
To request samples of the AS7C316096A and AS7C316098A, please send an Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW TEAM MEMBER IN ASIA
We’re pleased to announce that Mars Zhang (张振兴) has joined the Alliance Memory team in Asia as Country Manager, China. Based in Shenzhen, Mars reports to William Chen and will focus in his new role on developing customer relationships in China. You can reach him at email@example.com or +86-18926006867.
QUARTERLY CUSTOMER PROFILE: ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING
In business since 1994, ADVA Optical Networking is a leading innovator of Optical+Ethernet solutions for tomorrow’s networks, where video, storage, and Ethernet access are driving a massive uptake of bandwidth and next-generation technology. The company is the leading provider of Ethernet Access Devices (EAD) for both carrier and enterprise customers. ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 150 family is the market’s first ubiquitous access platform designed to enable profitable and differentiated Ethernet services, including mobile backhaul, business services, and open access. ADVA Optical Networking’s FSP 3000, the industry’s lowest-latency transmission solution, has been successfully deployed by thousands of enterprise customers globally. In 2012, the company had revenues of EUR 330.1 million and employed 1,304 people worldwide.
CHALLENGE / SOLUTION
ADVA Optical Networking’s customers include more than 10,000 enterprises and more than 250 carriers and service providers including British Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, Level(3) Communications, Next Gen Networks, Nokia Siemens, NTT, TATA Communications, and Time Warner Cable. These are companies that need solutions that will last for years, even as the IC technology available on the market continues to evolve. So end-of-life for components is an issue ADVA Optical Networks has to deal with all the time—especially with memory chips—and having a reliable source for the legacy SRAMs used in its Ethernet access products is critical.
FROM THE CUSTOMER
“We qualified Alliance Memory several years ago when we were caught in a pinch by a supplier going end-of-life on a critical component,” says John Prior, strategic procurement management at ADVA Optical Networking. “Now we look to them any time we have an EOL situation with a memory chip, since they’ve been great so far in terms of service and delivery and offer really good continuing support for any products we buy from them. When our engineering team needs to find a replacement for EOL SRAMs in particular, Alliance Memory has become their go-to source because they know who they’re dealing with and that Alliance Memory will offer us a good solution.”
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FINAL WORD: FROM THE PRESIDENT
Some of you may have read the recent columns by Kim Bagby in EBN magazine* highlighting the start-up process for Alliance Memory. What a lot of memories these bring back. The last seven years in this business have seen many challenges as well as positive changes. It has been an interesting time for start-ups. While we were working on establishing legacy product lines to keep customers in production, there were many companies who were working toward bringing new technologies to market. Along the way, plans for some companies in our industry were interrupted by downturns in the market due to economic conditions around the world and disasters such as the tsunami in Japan. This makes us all the more grateful to have succeeded in filling a need for our customers.
While many things have evolved at Alliance Memory, one thing that has not changed is putting our customers and the distributors they rely on first. We enjoy meeting you. We enjoy engaging with you for new business opportunities, and we thrive on finding creative ways to support you. Kim’s articles in EBN are one more welcome reminder of all the things that make this business meaningful for us. —David Bagby
*“The Startup Experience: Getting Off the Ground,” EBN, 5/8/2013
“The Startup Experience: Daily Challenges, Surprises,” EBN, 5/16/2013
— David Bagby, President and CEO