BUFFALO TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES NEXT-GENERATION DDR2 MEMORY MODULES
Latest Memory Technology Promises Increased Memory Speeds and Decreased Power
Austin, Texas - May 24, 2004 - Buffalo Technology, a global leader
in the design, development and manufacturing of memory products announced today
that it is working on validation of its PC3200 and PC4300 DDR2 (Double Data Rate
2) memory modules in upcoming motherboard and serverboard products to meet the
qualification requirements for Intel's Platform Memory Module DDR validation
DDR2 is the next generation of the current memory standard,
DDR-SDRAM. The solution is designed to enhance performance with the ability to
pre-fetch four bits of memory instead of two, which is the current standard.
DDR2 also increases memory speeds by transferring more data
"This effort ensures cross-compatibility with various DDR2
technologies, which provides multiple module solutions for notebook, desktop and
server computing products," said Kazu Tsukada, Executive Engineer of the R
& D Group for Buffalo Inc. (Japan). "Buffalo is working on a diverse
DDR2 product line that supports all of Intel's upcoming chipset
"Memory module suppliers such as Buffalo play an important role in providing
memory to the worldwide distribution and system builder channel market, which is
a significant and growing business for Intel," stated Willy Agatstein, Intel
Reseller Products Group General Manager.
Based on the new JEDEC (Joint
Electronic Device Engineering Council) standard, DDR2 uses new form factors
240pin DIMM, 244pin DIMM and 200pin SODIMM that are not compatible with current
DDR motherboards and require different processors and chipsets. DDR2
offers faster transmission speeds and features On-Die Termination (ODT), which
helps reduce signal transmission errors and improves timing efficiency.
Additional features of DDR2 include Posted Column Address Strobe, which allows
execution of overlapping commands and Bi-directional Data Strobe to eliminate
fluctuations in voltage. DDR2 also uses 50% less power than previous DDR
technology, which provides computer systems requiring more memory to run larger
capacity modules with less power drain from the motherboard.
Buffalo Technology is an industry leader in the
manufacturing of memory solutions for system builders, integrators, retailers,
and distributors. Buffalo's wide memory product selection includes DIMMs,
SODIMMs, and MicroDIMMs built with SDRAM and DDR technology.
offers a limited lifetime warranty and unlimited toll-free technical support for
all memory products. For more information please visit www.buffalotech.com/memory or
contact a sales executive at (800) 967-0959.
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