Inphi Corporation (IPHI) recently launched the first 0.95 JEDEC compliant double data rate fourth generation (DDR4) register – iDDR4RCD-GS02. The latest product is in tune with the growing demand for memory bandwidth at data centers and is an upgraded version of DDR3. It supports DDR4-2666 memory and gives up to 20% lower operating and idle power at the same speed.
The product is most suitable for Registered Dual In-Line Memory Module (:RDIMM), which is popularly used in enterprise and IP data centers. The new register has a memory that consumes less power and has lower cooling requirements. This is expected to significantly reduce its usage costs.
Moreover, unlike DDR3, DDR4 permits system designers to prioritize performance and power profiles across a range of operating frequencies.
The new Inphi product is ideal for the present market, which demands more memory bandwidth at data centers to support real-time data for social media and mobile applications. The new device optimizes power, bandwidth and capacity requirements for data centers as well as cloud computing devices.
Inphi believes that its latest product will soon lead to a widespread transition to DDR4 from DDR3. Moreover, it expects the product to deliver the highest quality of end-user experience.
Inphi is a leading supplier of high-speed mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications and computing markets.
Inphi currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some other stocks in the industry that are worth a look include MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (MX), Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP) and Supertex Inc. (SUPX). While both MagnaChip and Microchip have a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), Supertex carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).