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Viking and Sony Collaborate on Delivering ReRAM Storage Memory to NVDIMM

11 August 2015

The collaboration between Viking Technology and Sony Corp. specifically targets enterprise computing with the goal of advancing Storage Class Memory system products. Combining Sony’s expertise in ReRAM Storage Class Memory for performance and endurance greater than NAND flash, and providing data non-volatility and module memory capacity with Viking’s strong legacy in Non-Volatile DIMM (NVDIMM), the partners will leverage their respective strengths to arrive at next-gen memory products. It also sets the stage for future Persistent Memory module solutions.

"We are excited and looking forward to the co-development with Viking Technology on the next generation of NVDIMM products," says Terushi Shimizu, senior vice president and deputy president of Device Solutions Business Group, Sony Corporation. "At this stage in ReRAM development, we are looking ahead to the implementation of this technology accelerating real-world cloud data center applications such as In-Memory Databases and Real Time Analytics. This will prove to be an exciting new chapter in the decade long development of our ReRAM memory technology."

NVDIMMs deliver high performance, endurance and reliability to next generation servers that are NVDIMM-enabled. Traditionally, enterprise applications could not trust DRAM because it is volatile. Batteries, Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPSs) and techniques such as check pointing were used to ensure data security at the cost of performance. NVDIMMs enable server and storage arrays to use persistent memory that delivers both the highest performance and 100% data security.

The companies are showcasing ReRAM Storage Class Memory at Viking's Booth #517 during the upcoming 2015 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, CA – USA, August 11-13.

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