Micron Technology, INC., Announces Support For The Upcoming AMD Opteron™ And Eighth-Generation AMD Athlon™ Processor-Based Platforms
BOISE, IDAHO --
Micron Technology, Inc., today announced support of the upcoming AMD Opteron™ and eighth-generation AMD Athlon™ processor-based platforms. Micron continues to work closely with AMD to ensure that Micron's next generation memory technology and AMD’s processor platform advancements are fully compatible.
"Micron is working collaboratively with customers and partners to develop new memory technologies and enable system OEMs to take full advantage of the outstanding performance of DDR SDRAM," said Brett Williams, Micron's DRAM PC Segment Marketing Manager. "We have collaborated with AMD to ensure the performance capabilities of both DDR266 and DDR333 and the AMD Opteron and eighth-generation AMD Athlon processor-based platforms will work in concert and can provide an optimal computing experience.”
Micron’s DDR SDRAM technology and the AMD’s eighth-generation processors featuring an integrated memory controller are designed to reduce memory latency and improve performance on memory-intensive applications.
“Our relationship with Micron enables both companies and our shared customers to benefit from pioneering chip design,” said Rich Heye, vice president platform engineering and infrastructure, AMD. “Enterprise customers and end-users can look forward to a 64-bit computing solution with simultaneous 32-bit capability and the benefits of the DDR memory solution.”
About Micron Technology
Micron Technology, Inc., and its subsidiaries manufacture and market DRAMs, very fast SRAMs, Flash memory, other semiconductor components and memory modules. Micron's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit its Web site at www.micron.com
About the AMD Opteron™ Processor
The AMD Opteron processor is based on AMD’s eighth-generation processor core, which is planned to mark the introduction of the industry’s first x86-64 technology. This technology is planned to preserve companies’ investments in 32-bit applications while allowing a seamless transition to 64-bit computing, as those companies require. The AMD Opteron processor is designed to deliver high-performance server and workstation solutions for today’s most demanding enterprise applications. The processor is designed to be scalable, reliable and compatible, which can result in lower total cost of ownership. Key AMD Opteron processor innovations include an integrated memory controller, which reduces memory bottlenecks, and HyperTransport™ technology, which increases overall performance by removing or reducing I/O bottlenecks, increasing bandwidth and reducing latency.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. HyperTransport is a trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium.