Micron announces technology enablement programme

Memory and storage outfit Micron has announced its new technology enablement programme (TEP), which will provide customers with early access to technical resources and products, including DDR5 DRAM.

Micron said that the programme has been designed to help with the design, development and qualification of next-generation computing platforms that use DDR5.

Qualified partners such as Cadence, Montage, Renesas and Synopsys, will be able to get their paws on DDR5 components and modules, new DDR5 products as they become available and technical resources.

The news follows Micron’s announcement in January that it had begun DDR5 RDIMM samples, which offer double the memory density and a more than 85 per cent performance increase over DDR4.

Micron’s Compute & Networking Business Unit senior vice president and general manager, Tom Eby said:  “Micron has been driving deep technical engagements with the world’s largest server and hyperscale companies to help them better understand how DDR5 can benefit their unique workloads.”

Micron claims to have the most technically advanced DRAM, DDR5 offers improvements to performance, density and reliability, serving up twice the effective bandwidth when compared to its predecessor DDR4.

Ultimately, this will help relieve the growing bandwidth-per-core crunch for data centres, as well as enabling high performance and improved power management in a wide range of applications, he said,

As part of the programme, Micron Technology – with its key global brands Micron and Crucial –  said it will be working alongside channel partners such as distributors, VARs and OEMs/ODMs as it releases new DDR5 products into the market.