Thursday, April 10th 2014

Virtium Announces DDR4 VLP RDIMM Products

Virtium, a leading provider of embedded SSD and industrial memory modules, today announced its embedded infrastructure market support for DDR4, and the company's initial DDR4 RDIMM products. As one of the first to offer DDR4 memory modules, Virtium's embedded industrial OEM customers are able to have early test and development access to the lower power, high bandwidth and density benefits of this latest DRAM technology. Delivering significant power savings of up to 40% and up to twice the bandwidth over DDR3, the new DDR4 modules from Virtium are excellent solutions for server blades, networking and telecom applications.

Virtium is a proven innovator of VLP (Very Low Profile - 0.72-inch or 0.738-inch) and ULP (Ultra Low Profile - 0.70-inch) memory modules for space-constrained applications. Continuing Virtium's exclusive support for the embedded infrastructure market, these first DDR4 modules are offered in the lower profile ULP RDIMM height in capacities ranging from 4 to 16 gigabytes (GB). The new DDR4 modules feature low 1.2 V configurations with data transfer speeds of 1866 MT/s.

"Virtium's extensive expertise in both advanced memory technologies and embedded systems applications allows us to help our customers understand, migrate and leverage the advantages of DDR4 while collaborating with them in overcoming any design and verification challenges," said Phan Hoang, vice president of research and development at Virtium. "Because of our sole focus on the industrial embedded market and that our customers are now doing a majority of their design work around DDR4, Virtium will fully support future proprietary FBGA and Intel-based chipset systems with a comprehensive DDR4 roadmap of memory module form factors."

Engineering samples of Virtium's DDR4 ULP RDIMM modules are available now with DRAM from two of the industry's leading manufacturers. For more information about Virtium's DDR4 memory modules, visit this page.
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10 Comments on Virtium Announces DDR4 VLP RDIMM Products

#1
sgtspiff
Great for ultrabooks. Nice to see that they actually putting out more and more DDR4 RAMs now.
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Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
If Virtium is a "leading provider" why haven't I ever seen Virtium branded hardware in the past? Do other companies contract out to them or something?
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#3
CoolZone
My thoughts exactly; most press releases are now starting with the world "leading", even if many times it is not the case.
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puma99dk|
by: Aquinus
If Virtium is a "leading provider" why haven't I ever seen Virtium branded hardware in the past? Do other companies contract out to them or something?
i haven't heard about Virtium before either, but i really love to see ULP memory, and i hope there will be more of them in the future ^^
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#5
ne6togadno
The company is a driving force in the continuous advancement of embedded SSDs and memory modules that deliver the capacity, form factor, extended temperature, ruggedization and configuration improvements that help OEMs compete successfully. Some of the world’s largest companies are long-time Virtium customers and include Alcatel-Lucent, Boeing, DRS Technologies, Emerson, Freescale, General Dynamics, General Electric, IBM, Intel and Radisys.
http://www.virtium.com/company/corporate-profile/
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hckngrtfakt
VLP ?? if it performs as good or better than samsung's wonder ram, ... please take my money :D
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Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: ne6togadno
http://www.virtium.com/company/corporate-profile/
Kind of like how you can search Google for the term "Virtium" and both their home page and this news article on TPU are on the first page.

Google trends even shows that search interest in "Virtium" has been minimal in comparison to many other more well known manufacturers. All in all, I don't think that claiming to have clients like Intel and IBM is a sign that you're a "leader" in something. Even more so when you compare interest in companies like SK Hynix, there is no comparison. Considering how small they are (their LinkedIn profile says the have between 50 and 200 employees, which isn't a huge business compared to SK Hynix with 17 thousand or even Corsair Memory with 700) and how young the company is. In other words, not a leader. I would be reluctant to think that even with embedded hardware that they would be.
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ne6togadno
i have never seen company that doesnt claim they are world leader in something in their "about us" but if so small and young company can show off with customers like boeing, general dynamics, general electric, ibm, intel ect. they surely have something good to offer. if they out source all manufacturing then 50-200 employees in r&d and administration arent so small.
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Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: ne6togadno
i have never seen company that doesnt claim they are world leader in something in their "about us" but if so small and young company can show off with customers like boeing, general dynamics, general electric, ibm, intel ect. they surely have something good to offer. if they out source all manufacturing then 50-200 employees in r&d and administration arent so small.
Lack of interest on the web is though, and it's not trending up, at least not according to Google's information.
www.google.com/trends/explore#q=Virtium
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Planet
by: sgtspiff
Great for ultrabooks. Nice to see that they actually putting out more and more DDR4 RAMs now.
Well UDIMMs don't exactly work in ultrabooks or laptops and there are no platforms that support DDR4 yet so........

by: Aquinus
If Virtium is a "leading provider" why haven't I ever seen Virtium branded hardware in the past? Do other companies contract out to them or something?
Most likely because they deal with OEM businesses and not end users.

by: hckngrtfakt
VLP ?? if it performs as good or better than samsung's wonder ram, ... please take my money :D
VLP has nothing to do with performance really it all comes down to the ICs. Now the VLP PCB could be slightly faster if the trace lengths are shorter but its mostly the ICs.
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