Inphi Announces Memory Advance

Westlake Village-based Inphi Corp reported Monday that the firm has begun shipping new technology which it claims will allow OEMs to quadruple memory capacity in servers and workstations. According to the firm, its new technology--which it is billing as "isolation memory buffer"--helps to deal with board layout and signal integrity issues. Those issues, which are a side-effect of high speed circuits, limit the number of DIMMS you can place on a motherboard. Inphi said its technology should allow servers using Intel's Xeon 5500 series to go from 96 GB per socket to up to 384 GB. The firm said it is manufacturing prototypes of the new technology, with engineering samples planned for the beginning of summer.