IDT Collaborates with Micron Technology to Deliver Industry’s First Flash Controller with Native PCI Express® for Enterprise Solid-State Drives
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 the industry’s first single-chip enterprise-class flash controller with native PCIe®. The controller was co-developed with Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) for exclusive use in Micron’s recently announced P320h PCIe solid-state storage system. Micron’s new PCIe SSD is targeted at high-performance enterprise applications that require a high-end controller to meet the stringent requirements of today’s demanding enterprise environments. This announcement comes as a result of a product development and licensing agreement that IDT and Micron formed in 2009 to co-develop PCIe-based controllers for delivering unmatched SSD performance and enterprise-class reliability.
Adoption of enterprise-class SSDs is gaining momentum by offering higher performance and lower power than Hard Disk Drives. However, new NAND Flash architectures and multi-die Flash packaging are causing the available Flash bandwidth to exceed the throughput of traditional SATA and SAS storage interconnects. PCI Express Flash controllers overcome this bottleneck and deliver unparalleled performance, while at the same time reducing system power and latency by eliminating the traditional storage infrastructure and directly attaching the SSD to the processor’s PCIe host bus. IDT’s PCIe enterprise Flash controllers enable OEMs and SSD partners to quickly benefit from this new technology with high-performance, enterprise-class PCIe Flash controllers.
“Micron’s P320h PCIe SSD leads the industry in performance for enterprise-class applications,” said Gary Gentry, general manager, enterprise division, Micron’s NAND solutions group. “The performance we’re able to achieve with the P320h wouldn’t be possible without the tight integration of the controller coupled with our industry-leading NAND Flash. The PCIe and DDR interface designs that IDT provided for the controller played an integral role in enabling Micron to deliver a best-in-class PCIe SSD solution.”
“IDT’s partnership with Micron resulted in enterprise-class PCIe SSD solutions offering a significant boost to performance compared to legacy storage interfaces and leading cost-per-IOPS,” said Kam Eshghi, senior director of marketing at the Enterprise Computing Division of IDT. “We worked closely with Micron to develop this solution, addressing end customers’ performance requirements with enterprise-class reliability.”
As the leader in PCI Express solutions, IDT also provides the industry’s most comprehensive family of PCI Express switches, bridges, repeaters, re-timers, and timing solutions.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company™, develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers’ applications. 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 www.IDT.com.
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