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IDT Voltage Regulator Modules Power The World’s Fastest Supercomputer


Patented IDT Technology Enables Performance and Reliability for High-Performance Computing

SAN JOSE, Calif., – Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®; NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has delivered voltage regulator modules (VRMs) to SGI® to power Altix® UV, the world’s fastest supercomputer. Altix UV utilizes the IDT Power VRMs for microprocessor, ASIC and memory power requirements.

IDT has been providing power solutions for SGI servers since the Altix® system was introduced in January 2003. The VRMs selected by SGI utilize the IDT-patented coupled inductor technology to improve performance and reduce power consumption in computing applications.

“IDT has a history of delivering the highest performing, most efficient and power dense power modules in the industry, and we maintain close relationships with SGI and other tier-one suppliers of high-performance computing systems,” said Arman Naghavi, vice president and general manager of the Analog and Power Division at IDT. “IDT took a system-level approach to reduce power loss and applied our product innovation engine to the power efficiency issue within computing and consumer platforms. Our complete power management solutions, featuring coupled inductor technology and VR controllers, give tremendous flexibility to our customers.”

SGI Altix UV is a ground breaking system that has been designed for those who need fast, open and scalable computing. Utilizing the Intel® Xeon® 7500 series processors, the SGI Altix UV scales to 2,048 cores and 16 TB of memory, making it the most scalable shared memory supercomputer available today.

“Altix UV gives our customers the ability to perform very large simulations and analyze tremendous amounts of data that were previously only imagined,” said Bill Mannel, vice president of product marketing at SGI. “The innovative VRM power solutions from IDT support the architecture of SGI Altix UV, which scales to thousands of cores in a single system image environment. This gives great flexibility to users of Altix UV to run a wide range of applications.”

Each Altix UV server blade uses nine high-density IDT VRMs to deliver fast transient response, tight regulation, high efficiency, and reliability. The IDT low-voltage, high-current converters incorporate multi-patented IDT coupled inductor technology and advanced thermal design expertise, resulting in industry-leading efficiencies and modules with no heat sinks.

About IDT
Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company, combines analog and digital technology to develop system-level innovations that optimize customers’ applications and enrich the end-user experience. IDT uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing and consumer segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol “IDTI.” Additional information about IDT is accessible at


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