While many have set their sights on becoming profitable and yet delayed the task of thinking hard, companies like AP Memory Technology Corp are putting their first-rate intelligence and this philosophy to use to become the best memory solution partner to customers.
As we all know, memory resource is the foundation for a computer program or a code to run effectively. The simplicity, low cost, and reduced power consumption of memory technology opened the door to sophisticated computing solutions. However, the growth of memory intensive business applications is pulling the need for better memory technologies. These requirements are met by AP Memory, a company that has a simple yet challenging goal to help businesses meet the growing memory requirements. In the memory solutions industry, the name AP Memory remains synonymous with innovation and high performance. After about a decade of churning out one iconic memory solution after another, it’s clear why the brand retains an acclaimed reputation in the realm of memory solutions manufacturing. For those wondering what goes into building memory solutions of such quality, the answer can be found at AP Memory’s headquarters in Taiwan. Since its inception in 2011, the company has been responsible for manufacturing millions of memory devices every year. While large manufacturers mainly focus on memory solutions for high-level systems, AP Memory develops solutions for Linux and RTOS-based systems, and mobile and wearable devices.
AP Memory is a multinational fabless semiconductor company specializing in dynamic random access memory (DRAM) products. Besides joint electron device engineering council (JEDEC) standard DRAM for mainstream applications, the company partners with a list of leading organizations to develop highly innovative and customized memory solutions.
We are prepared to tackle the rising memory solutions challenges with our expertise and passion for innovation
With a massive market share in the memory solutions arena, AP Memory is one of the finest providers of the most sophisticated memory requirements of various organizations. “We analyze a particular application coming up in the market segment, identify the solution providers, and partner with them to optimize our products for catering the changing requirements,” explains Gu.
The Complete Memory Solutions
AP Memory offers the complete portfolio of memory solutions from standard and low power DRAM to PsuedoSRAM (PSRAM) and IoT RAM. For organizations requiring high-performance memory solutions, AP Memory delivers DDR1, DDR2, and DDR3, and is expanding into the DDR4 sector soon. The company applies a unique business strategy by demonstrating the competency of low power DDR4 and then transforming it to the required size range.
Embedded application is one of the key focus areas of DRAM development efforts of AP Memory. Its low pin count serial interface DRAM products have been widely adopted by major microcontroller unit (MCU) vendors as an external memory of choice when embedded SRAM becomes insufficient for IoT applications.
When SRAM or Cellular RAM 1.5 was widely being used across the feature phone industry, it lacked performance and flexibility in customer applications. AP Memory’s team performed a spec change and added a double data type to the Pseudo SRAM without making any foundational modifications. However, AP Memory’s backward compatible chip delivered better performance than the previous versions, making it a new standard for feature phones.
Meanwhile, with AI technology trending across the globe, businesses are looking forward to improving speed and enhancing performance of their memory. While none of the existing products could meet the requirements, AP Memory’s variation of its low-density Pseudo SRAM platform with advanced DDR3 speed, what they call an Ultra High-Speed OPI, has the game-changer for OEMs.
For the Cloud AI market with larger memory requirements, AP Memory is delivering a more dramatic solution. “The available state-of-the-art solution is High Bandwidth Memory but is costly and not widely available. We enable customers to stack the logic and our memory by putting the two wafers together,” adds Chen.
A Future with Optimized Memory Solutions
With humble beginnings, AP Memory entered into the DRAM manufacturing space and has since been increasing its portfolio at a modest pace. Over the last few years, AP Memory engaged with almost all of the MCU manufacturers. “We realized that to serve the market a wider portfolio is required. So, by 2017 we acquired a company called Zentel—a public company in Taiwan for developing specialty DRAM,” explains Chen.
AP Memory’s dynamic team works to provide better-optimized solutions as well as services to the customers. The company’s products are delivered to its global end customers by a dedicated distribution channel. Memory devices being a critical element of the growing technological trends, AP Memory is witnessing an increasing demand for more sophisticated memory solutions. Following the JEDEC standards, the company is also expanding from lower memory size to complete embedded solutions. “We are prepared to tackle the rising memory solutions challenges with our expertise and passion for innovation. Meanwhile, we are expanding to the European and the US market, positioning ourselves as not just a memory provider in Taiwan, but as an international company with a local presence,” concludes Gu.