New Rambus validation service from Kingston

We know it's valid, how about making it cheaper?

With Intel's blessing, Kingston Technology has set up a new independent testing lab, Advanced Validation Laboratories (AVL) to help DRAM manufacturers, PC OEMs, motherboard manufacturers, system integrators, and module manufacturers bring their products to market faster.

"The one-stop validation service will enable faster time-to-market and ensure tighter compatibility between validated products," said Abid Ahmad, Intel's director of Semiconductor Enabling. "The services offered by AVL will benefit Intel's customers by simplifying the listing process on the Intel validated product Web sites."

"Our goal in working with Intel on the establishment of this lab is to make the validation process easier for all customers, while helping to reduce costs through the consolidation of services," added Kingston Technology co-founder David Sun. "The time-savings alone will aid in strategic decision-making, such as the critical decision to initiate wafer starts to start volume production of the new DRAMs."

AVL has received certification from Intel to provide PC133 SDRAM, PC 133 SDRAM RLC and RIMM validation services. This certification is required for module vendors to be listed on Intel's system validated web site.

"By having Advanced Validation Labs provide RIMM and PC 133 System Validation services worldwide, the listing process for the Intel validated web site has been simplified for memory module suppliers," said Intel's David Zimmerman, memory validation and test manager. ®

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