AgigA Tech Awarded Patent for Adaptive Management of Supercapacitors

AgigA Tech, Inc., a leading provider of high-speed, high-density, battery-free non-volatile memory solutions and a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., today announced the issuance of United States Patent No. 10,134,451 relating to the adaptive training and adjustment to changing capacitor values based upon age and usage behavior. This recently issued patent brings AgigA Techs portfolio total to 22 granted. Having focused on the development of non-volatile DIMM, or NVDIMM, and related technology for more than 10 years, many of the patents in AgigA Techs portfolio are fundamental to this increasingly pervasive product category.

The technology covered under this latest patent award provides AgigA Techs PowerGEM (Green Energy Module) products with the ability to intelligently adapt the operational parameters of a supercapacitor in order to enhance the reliability and lifetime of the cell, which is crucial for NVDIMM products that rely on the backup energy provided by the supercapacitors to save mission critical data during a system power loss or other catastrophic event.

AgigA Tech has spent more than a decade running reliability testing on supercapacitor technology from multiple vendors, including the latest in hybrid cell technology. Only the supercapacitors that have passed this rigorous testing have been qualified for use in AgigAs PowerGEM products. To date, AgigA has shipped more than 2.5 million supercapacitors to the field, and without a single return due to a defective cell.

This particular patent is the culmination of running reliability testing on supercaps, since the inception of our company, said Ron Sartore, president and CEO of AgigA Tech. Our track record speaks for itself with the number of supercaps that we have shipped to tier 1 enterprise storage and server customers, and without a single field failure due to a defective cell.

The NVDIMM-N standard defined by JEDEC offers a new class of non-volatile memory developed to meet the need for higher-performance persistent memory for enterprise-class storage and server applications, providing the low latency and nearly infinite endurance of DRAM, along with the non-volatility of Flash. Enterprise and data center applications were previously constrained by the higher latency of existing storage solutions such as SSDs, but they are now able to remove a significant system bottleneck with the deployment of NVDIMM-N solutions in their storage hierarchy.

About AgigA Tech, Inc.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, AgigA Tech is a leading developer of high-speed, high-density, battery-free non-volatile memory solutions, and an early pioneer in the development of NVDIMM technology. The company’s flagship AGIGARAM product family represents a new class of non-volatile memory created to address the fundamental need for higher-density, higher-performance memory in enterprise-class applications. AGIGARAM integrates NAND Flash, DRAM and an ultracapacitor power source into an innovative, highly-reliable non-volatile memory subsystem that can deliver unlimited read/write performance at the fastest DRAM speeds, while also safely backing up all data when power is interrupted. AgigA Tech is a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. The companys products are available worldwide through the Cypress sales force and its distributor partners. More information on the company is available at

About Cypress

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