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Agere's TrueStore preamplifier ICs power Samsung's notebooks, PC

Posted: 03 May 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Agere Systems announced that Samsung has selected Agere's low-power preamplifier ICs for use in its new high-capacity 2.5-inch hard disk drives HDDs targeting the mobile, desktop and enterprise market segments.

Samsung utilizes Agere's TrueStore PA7700 preamplifier IC which delivers what it touts as the industry's lowest power consumption, best BER performance and fastest operating speeds.

In the notebook, mobile and enterprise computing segments, Agere is the exclusive supplier of preamplifiers for Samsung's SpinPoint M60 Series of 2.5-inch drives. These drives, now shipping in volume, rely on the PA7700's power efficiency to deliver up to 120GB of storage capacity for both enterprise blade servers and small footprint applications that demand long battery lifetime as a key product differentiator.

In the desktop and the enterprise segments, Agere is shipping preamplifiers to Samsung for the company's T133 and P120 Series of 3.5-inch disk drives. TrueStore preamplifiers enable a blistering read/write performance of 1.7Gbps enabling new applications and boosting mission critical applications. In addition, the company offers the lowest defective parts per million of any preamplifier supplier, ensuring the high reliability required for enterprise applications.

Both companies' relationship continues to grow both in storage and in mobile handset solutions, as Agere is the primary supplier of wireless data chipsets and software for Samsung's GPRS/EDGE mobile phones.

"With our TrueStore products, Samsung benefits from the industry's most popular set of storage semiconductors as well as exceptional technical support which reduce design cycles and enhance drive yields. Agere's ties to Samsung keep getting stronger, and we look forward to continued collaboration with them on new storage designs," said Ruediger Stroh, EVP and GM of Agere's storage division.

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