Electronic Design magazine names Diablo Technologies' Memory Channel Storage™ "Best Digital" Technology for 2013

Dec 20, 2013, 14:56 ET from Diablo Technologies

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Diablo Technologies, a proven innovator in memory system interface products, today announced that its Memory Channel Storage™ architecture (MCS™) has been awarded Best Digital Technology in the annual Best Electronic Design 2013 by Electronic Design magazine.  The year-end list includes the emerging technologies that will drive innovation in 2014 and beyond.     

Described as both "evolutionary and revolutionary" in their respective beats, editors at Electronic Design magazine take a look back at the past 12 months of innovation to select the architectures that represent a best-in-class technology, as well as a breakthrough achievement in electronic engineering.  Diablo Technologies was recognized among top pioneers for its introduction of Memory Channel Storage – a next-generation platform that bypasses traditional storage architectures by placing persistent memory directly in the memory channel. 

"Diablo Technologies' Memory Channel Storage (MCS) made a big splash when it was first released as a reference design and for a good reason," wrote Bill Wong, Technology Editor. "This dual-inline memory module (DIMM) brings terabytes of flash memory to processor memory channels instead of having it connected via disk interfaces like Serial ATA (SATA), Serial Attached Storage (SAS), or even PCI Express. It plugs into a standard DIMM socket and implements the DDR3 protocol, but it has flash memory chips on board, not DRAM." 

Diablo's MCS architecture connects NAND flash directly to the CPU through the server's memory bus, enabling linear scalability in performance at extremely low-latencies for the most demanding enterprise-grade applications. By placing high-capacity flash directly onto these massively parallel structures, MCS breaks the final latency and IOPS paradigm inherent to existing NAND-based storage solutions.  

"We're honored to have been named among this elite group of technology pioneers," said Riccardo Badalone, Co-Founder and CEO of Diablo Technologies.  "Recognition from such a prestigious publication, whose editorial staff understands the world of engineering, emerging architectures and large-scale industry trends, is a testament to the growing footprint of our technology within the industry.  We have set our sights on unprecedented levels of performance and durability across a broad range of workloads and MCS makes this a reality for enterprise-class customers."

For a full list of 2013 winners see http://electronicdesign.com/analog/gallery-best-electronic-design-2013.

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About Diablo Technologies
Founded in 2003, Diablo is at the forefront of developing breakthrough technologies to set the standard for next-generation enterprise computing. Diablo's Memory Channel Storage solution combines innovative software and hardware architectures with Non-Volatile Memory to introduce a new and disruptive generation of Solid State Storage for data-intensive applications.

The Diablo executive leadership team has been successfully delivering product solutions that enhance the performance and capability of memory system designs for over ten years.  Leveraging knowledge from the past to address the future, Diablo Technologies now turns its focus to MCS, an award-winning and disruptive platform set to revolutionize the storage enterprise market.

The Diablo team has decades of experience in system architecture, chip-set design and software development at companies including Nortel Networks, AMD, SEGA, ATI, Matrox Graphics, Goal Semiconductor, BroadTel Communications, ENQ Semiconductor, IceFyre Semiconductor, Mosaid Technologies and Huawei.

Website: http://www.diablo-technologies.com/

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