Press release - 2005-01-11

One of the highest-capacity DDR2 SO-DIMM for Notebooks

Swissbit focuses on DDR2 technology with its SO-DIMMs

The Swiss memory specialist Swissbit already manufactures DIMM memory modules of the new DDR2 generation since 2004 and now also offers this technology for SO-DIMMs to be used for Notebook applications. The new high-capacity 200-pin PC2 4300 DDR - SDRAM module is available with a capacity of 256MB and 512MB and provides for a fast and efficient use of Notebooks - even with high data processing needs. From the end of Q1 2005 the new module will also be offered with a capacity of 1GB.

The advantages of the DDR2 technology are numerous compared to the conventional DDR1 modules. To name only a few; the voltage of the modules is only 1.8Volts compared to the normal 2.5Volts, which means reduced power consumption for a significantly prolonged battery life. Furthermore the performance is more efficient, due to the higher data throughputs. Frequencies from 533 MHz to 800 MHz increase the speed of the in- and outputs.

Also the use of "Fine-pitch Ball Grid Array" instead of "TSOP" in the chip package makes a positive impact on the speed and electrical performance because it shortens the electrical connection between DIE and PCB. Signal quality is improved because of the new ODT technology (On Die Termination).

All Swissbit DDR2 modules are developed and built to the JEDEC DDR2 Specifications. For quality assurance the modules are only produced with DRAM of leading manufacturers such as Micron, Infinion, Samsung, Elpida in an ISO 9001 certified environment and are thoroughly tested during and after production.

Company Profile
Swissbit Group is Europe's leading producer of Memory Products with 4 million manufactured units per year. The group produces Memory Modules for Desktops, Servers, Workstations, PC and Mac Notebooks, USB Flash Memories and Compact Flash Cards. The core business includes contract manufacture for well-known clients all over the world. Certified to ISO9001 standards, Swissbit Group operates its own testing and quality control laboratories. Exclusive production in Switzerland and Germany guarantees the highest quality and continuous investment in research and development ensures a technological head start. Swissbit Group was founded in 2001 through a management buy out from Siemens Schweiz AG and can refer to ten years experience. The company has 171 employees. Besides the head office in Bronschhofen, Switzerland, Swissbit has a production facility in Berlin, affiliates in the USA and Japan as well as commercial agents throughout Europe. In 2004 Swissbit Group had a business volume of about 165 million Swiss Francs.

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