ATP Prevents DDR3 Supply Shortage with New Own-Built DDR3 8 Gbit Components and Modules
Long-Term Commitment to Sustainable Supply of DDR3 and other Legacy Memory Modules Assured
As the DRAM market migrates to DDR4 memory, several key manufacturers have already announced end-of-life (EOL) production of DDR3 modules based on high-density DDR3 8 Gbit components, including EOL notice of the components. “ATP is committed to preventing a supply shortage of DDR3 memory that could adversely affect the business operations of our valued customers,” said Marco Mezger, ATP Vice President of Global Marketing. “To continue supporting their requirements for specific DDR3 memory such as VLP RDIMMs or high-density SO-DIMMs now and in the foreseeable future, ATP has decided to provide its own DDR3 8 Gbit components for these modules.”
ATP-Built, Characterized and Tested from IC to Module
ATP’s own-built DDR3 modules consist of meticulously characterized and tested high-quality integrated circuits (ICs). The components are manufactured according to ATP’s exacting standards using 2x nm manufacturing process technology and are tested via an extensive component test program to improve the overall memory module performance.
ATP DDR3 8 Gbit components are free from row hammer effects, thus preventing any disastrous random bit flips caused by the electrical charge of cells leaking to adjacent cells and successively writing data to them. At module level, ATP implements 100% test during burn-in (TDBI) into the production flow to guarantee the high-quality module.
Available DDR3 Configurations
ATP DDR3 components are available in monolithic 8 Gb one-chip select (1CS) or as DDP two-chip select (2CS) for a variety of memory modules based on this technology. DIMMs, SO-DIMMs and Mini-DIMMs in 1CS package are available in 16 GB capacity and 1600 MT/s transfer speed. ATP offers 2CS DIMMs in 16 to 32 GB capacity and 1333 or 1600 MT/s, while 2CS Mini-DIMMs are at 8 GB capacity and 1600 MT/s. ECC and non-ECC options are available on various form factors.
Long-Term Support for Other Legacy DRAM Modules
ATP is fully committed to supporting the legacy memory requirements of customers that are yet unable to upgrade to newer-generation platforms.
In September 2018, ATP signed a partnership agreement with Micron Technology, Inc. to make sure that Micron DDR2 SO-DIMMs, UDIMMs and RDIMMs will continue to be available after Micron announced end-of-life (EOL) notices for these modules. According to the agreement, ATP will manufacture DDR2 DRAM modules for customers that continue to use platforms supporting these memory types.
ATP is also authorized to manufacture SDR/DDR DRAM modules for Micron customers unable to migrate, as well as selected legacy DRAM modules specifically for customers using AMD Embedded/Geode platforms.
With ATP providing 8 Gbit components for DDR3 memory modules, the company reaffirms its commitment to continue supporting legacy memory requirements to maximize customers’ return on infrastructure investments.