Micron Technology has announced a comprehensive enablement program which will provide early access to technical resources, products and ecosystem partners.
The Technology Enablement Program will aid in the design, development and qualification of next-generation computing platforms that use DDR5, the most technologically advanced DRAM available.
Today’s news, alongside the ratification of the JEDEC DDR5 standard, builds on Micron’s January announcement of DDR5 RDIMM samples and brings the industry one step closer to unlocking the value in next-generation, data-centric applications. Companies joining Micron in the DDR5 Technology Enablement Program include Cadence, Montage, Rambus, Renesas and Synopsys.
DDR5 delivers improvements to performance, density and reliability at a time when modern data centers need to feed rapidly growing processor core counts with memory bandwidth, and meet increasing customer demands for reliability, availability and serviceability. DDR5 will offer greater than twice the effective bandwidth when compared to its predecessor DDR4, helping relieve this bandwidth-per-core crunch and enabling high performance and improved power management in a wide variety of applications.
“Micron has been driving deep technical engagements with the world’s largest server and hyper scale companies to help them better understand how DDR5 can benefit their unique workloads,” said Tom Eby, senior vice president and general manager of the Compute & Networking Business Unit at Micron. “We’re proud to now extend that collaboration across the entire ecosystem through our Technology Enablement Program to help accelerate time to market for this critical next generation technology.”
Channel partners also play a very important role in any new technology’s development and adoption. As part of the DDR5 Technology Enablement Program (TEP), Micron will work alongside channel partners like distributors, value-added resellers and OEMs/ODMs as they bring new and innovative products that use DDR5 to the market.
Teresa Kelley, vice president and general manager of the Consumer Products Group at Micron, stated, “Crucial is working closely with partners and customers at every step of their development process to ensure a smooth transition to DDR5. From power-on through validation and final qualification, Crucial is committed to providing DDR5 memory solutions for all our channel customers, whether it be for data center, consumer or gaming applications.”
Qualified partners that enroll in the program can leverage Micron’s world-class collaboration, quality and support and enjoy certain other benefits including access to the following:
- Certain DDR5 components and modules
- New DDR5 products as they become available
- Technical resources including data sheets, electrical and thermal models to aid in product development and evaluation as well as consultation on signal integrity and other technical support
- Other ecosystem partners who can aid in chip- and system-level design