Crucial Technology Europe Announces DDR2 Memory Availability

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Glasgow, UK April 7, 2004 – Crucial Technology®, Crucial Technology

Europe, one of the EU’s largest direct memory upgrade providers,
today announces immediate availability of PC2-3200 (DDR2-400) and
PC2-4300 (DDR2-533) synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) modules on the Crucial
Web sites at and DDR2 is the
next evolution in DDR memory technology and features advancements
in voltage, density, and design to achieve speeds beyond the bus
speed limitation of current DDR.

Aside from the advantages of higher speed capabilities, DDR2 features a
lower operating voltage of only 1.8 volts. Lower voltage decreases
power consumption which may increase battery life in portable devices.
Unlike current DDR, DDR2 is packaged using only Ball Grid Array (BGA),
resulting in smaller packaging and better electrical performance.
On-die termination gives DDR2 chips the ability to perform signal
termination internally instead of on the motherboard. On-die termination
helps systems run more efficiently, potentially lowering overall system

Through Crucial, system builders and end users now have access to
Micron’s leading-edge DDR2 memory technology for use in the next
generation of high-performance, low-power desktops, laptops, and
servers. Crucial now offers the following DDR2 modules:

  • Crucial® 256MB PC2-3200 (DDR2-400), CAS Latency 3, 1.8 volts, unbuffered DIMM currently priced at 79.99GBP and 119.99 euros
  • Crucial® 512MB PC2-3200 (DDR2-400), CAS Latency 3, 1.8 volts, registered DIMM currently priced at 189.99GBP and 285.99 euros
  • Crucial® 256MB PC2-4300 (DDR2-533), CAS Latency 4, 1.8 volts, unbuffered DIMM, currently priced at 84.99GBP and 128.99 euros
  • Crucial® 512MB PC2-4300 (DDR2-533), CAS Latency 4, 1.8 volts, unbuffered DIMM currently priced at 164.99GBP and 248.99 euros

„DDR2 memory provides significant performance improvements over DDR.
We’re thrilled that Crucial can help leading-edge users take advantage of
Micron’s leadership position in design and production of high-quality
DDR2 memory,“ said John Shumate, Crucial product marketing manager.
„Our goal is for leading-edge solution providers and consumers to look
to Crucial Technology as the premier source for high-performance DDR2,
anytime they need it, anywhere in the world.“

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