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Staktek, SMART ink licensing pact for ArctiCore, stacking tech

Posted: 27 Sep 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:smart modular technologies? chip-stacking? memory supplies? dram? sram?

Staktek Holdings Inc. and SMART Modular Technologies Inc. have signed a license agreement that provides SMART with access to Staktek's latest ArctiCore module technology, as well as Staktek's Value Stakpak, Performance Stakpak and High Performance Stakpak package stacking technologies.

Staktek provides intellectual property and services for next-generation, chip-stacking and module technologies used in high-speed, high-capacity systems, while SMART supplies memory products.

Under the terms of the agreement, SMART will be able to use Staktek's new ArctiCore technology for module product offerings in SMART's existing and emerging markets. In addition, SMART will be licensed to offer leaded, package stacking technology and BGA stacking technology for packaged devices, such as DRAM, SRAM and flash memory.

Wayne Lieberman, president of Staktek, stated, "This new agreement extends our relationship to include licensing for Staktek's entire set of solutions, giving SMART the added IP support from Staktek's portfolio to enhance its market leadership in next-generation, high-capacity solutions across multiple memory formats."

ArctiCore is the latest innovation from Staktek. It's a patent-pending technology that enables enterprise and consumer OEMs to cost-effectively increase available memory capacity to meet expanding application performance requirements. Utilizing a double-sided, multi-layer flexible circuit with embedded interconnect technology folded around a rigid thermal core, ArctiCore dramatically increases the available area for mounting devices while enhancing thermal management, reliability and thinness compared to conventional module technologies.

Iain MacKenzie, president, CEO of SMART, said, "SMART products containing the ArctiCore technology will be held to the same levels of reliability and performance that SMART customers have grown to count on."

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