ISSI to Supply RLDRAM(R) 3 Memory

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 22, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISSI), a leader in advanced memory solutions, today announced that it is working with Micron Technology, Inc. to become an alternate supplier of Micron's third-generation reduced-latency DRAM (RLDRAM®3 memory). RLDRAM 3 memory will add to ISSI's growing family of networking products. RLDRAM 3 memory provides a long-term solution for the high-bandwidth, reduced-latency memory requirements that are being driven by networking standards such as 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE).

The IEEE recently ratified the P802.3ba standard for 100GbE to help enterprise customers and service providers address their requirements for greater bandwidth. This bandwidth demand is being driven by applications such as cloud computing, and Internet-based video services such as IPTV, Video on Demand and telepresence. In order to support the high line rates of these applications, high-bandwidth and reduced-latency memory is required.

RLDRAM 3 memory provides data rates up to 2133Mb/s and the industry's lowest random access latency with a tRC of sub 10-nanoseconds. Additionally, a Multibank Write feature enables RLDRAM 3 to meet sub 2.5ns READ tRC. Greater energy efficiency is also realized through familiar 1.2V IO and 1.35V core voltage levels.    

"Extended product design and life cycle support are important criteria for the networking segment," said Bruce Franklin, senior business development manager for networking and storage at Micron. "ISSI has been successful in maintaining product longevity for meeting customers' long-term design cycles, which makes them a good choice for supplying RLDRAM 3 memory."

ISSI's major networking customers have shown a tremendous amount of interest in ISSI as an alternative supplier for RLDRAM 3 memory. "By working closely with Micron we will be able to service our customers' requests to provide RLDRAM 3 memory. We are excited to be able to address our customers' demands for a high-bandwidth, reduced-latency memory that is being driven by networking standards such as 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE)," said Pat Lasserre, ISSI director of strategic marketing.

About ISSI

ISSI is a fabless semiconductor company that designs and markets high performance integrated circuits for the following key markets: (i) digital consumer electronics, (ii) networking, (iii) mobile communications, (iv) automotive electronics, and (v) industrial. The Company's primary products are high speed and low power SRAM and low and medium density DRAM. Through its Giantec business unit, the Company also designs and markets EEPROM, SmartCards and analog power management devices focused on its key markets. ISSI is headquartered in Silicon Valley with worldwide offices in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, and Korea. Visit our web site at .

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CONTACT: Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. Pat Lasserre 408.969.4626