Date: August 15, 2014
Source: The SDD Guy

Where does NVRAM Fit?

There’s been a lot of interest in NVRAM recently. This technology has been lurking in the background for decades, and suddenly has become very popular.

http://thessdguy.com/where-does-nvram-fit/ServeTheHome



Date: August 8, 2014
Source: EE|Times

9 Peaks From Flash Summit

The emergence of non-volatile dual in-line memory modules, or NVDIMMs, adds a new tool for in-memory database durability. In normal operation, this technology provides the capabilities of high speed DRAM. In the event of power loss, the ultracapacitor provides a burst of electricity that is used to write main memory contents to the NAND flash chip, where it can be held virtually indefinitely. Upon recovery, the NVDIMM restores data from NAND flash to DRAM. For in-memory databases, NVDIMMs’ promise is similar to that of battery-backed RAM, but without the battery and its shortcomings.

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1323445&page_number=6EETimes



Date: July 23, 2014
Source: EDN

In-memory database systems, NVDIMMs and data durability

The emergence of non-volatile dual in-line memory modules, or NVDIMMs, adds a new tool for in-memory database durability. In normal operation, this technology provides the capabilities of high speed DRAM. In the event of power loss, the ultracapacitor provides a burst of electricity that is used to write main memory contents to the NAND flash chip, where it can be held virtually indefinitely. Upon recovery, the NVDIMM restores data from NAND flash to DRAM. For in-memory databases, NVDIMMs’ promise is similar to that of battery-backed RAM, but without the battery and its shortcomings.

http://edn.com/design/systems-design/4432627/In-memory-database-systems–NVDIMMs-and-data-durabilityRedHerring



Date: March 18, 2014
Source: STH

In the lab: NVRAM Hardware from AgigA Tech, Micron and Supermicro

Recently we have had some time to use a very high-end solution in the lab. AgigA Tech, which is a Cypress Semiconductor subsidiary out of San Diego, California sent their AGIGARAM® and PowerGEM products for testing. Cont…

http://www.servethehome.com/lab-nvram-solution-agigatech-micron-supermicro/ServeTheHome



Date: Feb 10, 2014
Source: UT San Diego

Powerful Battery-Free Backup A Safe Bet

How much would it cost your company if it lost all of its data? For most businesses, the price tag would be extremely high. That’s why businesses are wise to think ahead and plan for a system crash or other catastrophe. One increasingly popular next-generation battery-free memory solution is known by the string of initials NVDIMM. Cont…

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/feb/10/tp-powerful-battery-free-back-up-system-a-safe-bet/EETimes



Date: Feb 10, 2014
Source: EE|Times

Group Forms to Drive NVDIMM Adoption

Launched during the SNIA Annual Members’ Symposium late last month, the NVDIMM SIG is an open community under the umbrella of its Solid State Storage Initiative. Initial participating members include Intel, Micron, Microsoft, Samsung, SK Hynix, SMART Modular Technologies, Viking Technology, AgigA Tech, IDT, Inphi, Netlist, and Pericom. Cont…

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1320947EETimes



Date: Dec 17, 2013
Source: Electronic Design

Interview: Jeff Chang And Steve Graves Cover In-Memory Databases

In-memory databases have long been used to speed up embedded system performance. Flash storage has improved this performance bringing non-volatile capabilities closer to the processor. Of course, putting it on the memory bus is even better. Cont…

http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/interview-jeff-chang-and-steve-graves-cover-memory-databasesElectronic Design



Date: April 29, 2013
Source: UT San Diego

AgigA Tech takes home Edison Award Gold—a prize that honors firms for successful innovation.

AgigA Tech’s flagship product is the AGIGARAM, a complex module that basically speeds up computer server performance and provides protection against data losses in the event of power failure. It does this by turning volatile memory in a computer – data that can be lost – into non-volatile memory faster, while also providing a system for saving volatile data during a power outage… Cont…

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/apr/29/San-Diego-Companies-Win-Edison-AwardsEETimes



Date: Nov 14, 2012
Source: EE|Times

Micron teams with Cypress unit on non-vol DIMM

SAN FRANCISCO—U.S. memory chip vendor Micron Technology Inc. and AgigA Tech Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp, said Wednesday (Nov. 14) they signed an agreement to jointly develop and offer non-volatile dual in-line memory module (DIMM) products… Cont…

http://www.eetimes.com/design/memory-design/4401405/Micron-teams-with-Cypress-unit-on-non-vol-DIMMEETimes



Date: Aug 31, 2012
Source: Conceivably Tech

A DDR3+Flash Non-Volatile DIMM: Enough To Revolutionize IT?

This one may have dramatic implications and open up the door to computer performance promises we have heard since the introduction of Windows 95. A fast, instantly responding system without noticeable delays. The technology that may be required to achieve this goal could come from a company called AgigA Tech, which received two patents, 8,200,885 and 8,200,929, and is sampling products based on these patents now. Cont…

http://www.conceivablytech.com/10327/products/a-ddr3flash-dimm-enough-to-revolutionize-itConceivablyTech



Date: Jun 20, 2012
Source: EDN

Product Teardown: LSI’s MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-4i Controller

AgigA Tech provides DDR2 non-volatile RAM solution for LSI CacheVault technology… Cont…

http://www.edn.com/design/systems-design/4375834/A-closer-look-at-LSI-s-MegaRAID-SAS-9260CV-4i-controllerRedHerring



Date: Dec 08, 2011
Source: Forbes

AgigA Tech’s Fast, Battery-Free Data Retrieval

Ron Sartore’s grandfather came to America from Italy in 1913 at the age of 22. In March 1924, he was issued his first patent and though he died in 1985 at the ripe old age of 94, Sartore’s brothers run the company his grandfather founded. This is just to say that… Cont…

http://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2011/12/08/agiga-techs-fast-battery-free-data-retrieval/RedHerring



Date: Oct 28, 2011
Source: SignOnSanDiego

TechAmerica Honors Local Technology Firms

The companies honored were judged on technological or business innovation; product success; perseverance and community involvement… Cont…

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2011/oct/28/techamerica-honors-local-technology-firms/ZDNet



Date: Aug 17, 2011
Source:
Low-Power Design

Imagine No Uninterruptible Power Supplies. I Wonder If You Can. A Sad Story of Six Fried Hard Disk Drives.

This is the story of six fried hard disk drives and why they died needlessly of heat failure as told to me by my good friend Ron Sartore, founder and CEO of AgigA Tech, at this month’s Flash Memory Summit. It’s also the story of the disaster’s aftermath… Cont…

http://low-powerdesign.com/sleibson/2011/08/17/RedHerring



Date: June 16, 2011
Source: Red Herring

Red Herring Top 100 North America Announced

The 2011 list of the Top 100 Private Companies in North America proves that North America does not suffer from a lack of creativity or technological. Cont…

http://www.redherring.com/Home/26533RedHerring



Date: Dec 13, 2010
Source: SignOnSanDiego

Connect Honors Most Innovative Tech Products

Connect, a nonprofit San Diego organization that supports technology entrepreneurs, recognized eight companies for Most Innovative New Product of 2010. The winners are… Cont…

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/dec/13/connect-honors-most-innovative-tech-products/ZDNet



Date: Dec 10, 2010
Source:
North County Times

Connect Names 2010 Most Innovative Products

LA JOLLA — Eight local companies received awards for Most Innovative Products from Connect, the technology entrepreneurship organization, at a Friday luncheon. Cont…

WallStreetJournalhttp://www.nctimes.com/app/blogs/wp/?p=11696



Date: Aug 23, 2010
Source: ZDnet

Non-volatile DIMMs: Immortal DRAM?

DRAM’s speed. Flash’s data preservation. The NVDIMM has both. Too good to be true? It isn’t. Lots of cool flash apps at the Flash Memory Summit last week. One of the best was the NVDIMM from San Diego-area Agiga Tech, a Cypress Semiconductor company. Cont…

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/non-volatile-dimms-immortal-dram/1055ZDNet



Date: Aug 11, 2010
Source: WSJ

AgigA Tech Expands Portfolio with Market’s Highest-Density Non-Volatile DDR3 Solution for Critical Data Back-Up

AgigA Tech Inc., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq:CY) today announced the industry’s highest-density DDR3 solution as part of its family of high-speed, battery-free non-volatile RAM systems. Cont…

http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20100811-904661.html?mod=wsjcrmainWallStreetJournal



Date: Aug 11, 2009
Source: EE|Times

Non-volatile DDR3 product line expands to 8-GB densities

AGIGARAM® products merge NAND Flash, DRAM and a battery-free ultracapacitor power source into a non-volatile memory system. When used as a write cache in enterprise-class applications, AGIGARAM provides a performance-boosting building block while guarding against power failures and consequent loss of critical data. Cont…

http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-products/memory-products/4206079/Non-volatile-DDR3-product-line-expands-to-8-GB-densitiesEETimes



Date: Aug 11, 2009
Source: EDN

The Hot 100 Electronic Products of 2009

EDN's hot 100 products of 2009

EDN editors sort through thousands of new products and technologies introduced each year to identify items for the annual Hot 100 Products list and AgigA Tech’s AGIGARAM® Non-Volatile RAM System is named among them. Cont…

http://www.edn.com/article/458392-The_Hot_100_Electronic_Products_of_2009.phpEDN



Date: May 27, 2009
Source: EDN

Non-volatile RAM Module Swaps out Batteries for Supercaps

AGIGARAM

Systems often need some form of non-volatile RAM to protect against memory losses caused by system power interruption or loss. Battery-backed RAM has been the most common form of high-density non-volatile memory, but it has drawbacks, such as long charging times for the battery, a large size, a relatively low-temperature operating environment, requiring low-temperature operation, and limited number of cycles. Cont…

http://www.edn.com/blog/PowerSource/35977-Non_volatile_RAM_module_swaps_out_batteries_for_supercaps.phpEDN



Date: Aug 11, 2009
Source: EDN

Can Open Source Work for SSD Designs?

…that it can complete pending writes after power fails. This feature, critical to prevent data corruption in the SSD, is similar in concept to products created by San Diego memory-module startup vendor AgigA Tech, which offers a hybrid DRAM/NAND Flash module with an integral ultra-capacitor power backup. It’s called AGIGARAM®. Cont…

http://www.edn.com/blog/34962-Can_Open_Source_Work_for_SSD_Designs.phpEDN