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Memoir Systems Named a Gartner "Cool Vendor" in Semiconductor, 2014
[May 12, 2014]

Memoir Systems Named a Gartner "Cool Vendor" in Semiconductor, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

Memoir Systems Inc., today announced that it has been named as a "Cool Vendor 2014" in a report1 by Gartner (News - Alert), Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors each year in key technology areas, and publishes research reports on these innovative vendors and their products and services.

"Memoir is excited and honored to have been selected by Gartner as a Cool Vendor," said Sundar Iyer, co-founder and CEO at Memoir. "Gartner grasps that in the semiconductor industry, innovation, often coming from startups, is the force that keep us moving forward. Physical memory can't meet future application performance demands, and 2012 marked an inflection point for Datacom. In the past 18 months, we have seen strong market growth and rapid adoption of our memory acceleration technology by Cloud, Data-center, traditional Ethernet, Campus, SDN, Enterprise and SAN customers."

Based on Memoir's award-winning Algorithmic Memory® technology, Memoir's Renaissance family of multiport memory IP cores can increase performance of SRAMs by up to 16X more memory operations per second. Renaissance 2X (News - Alert), 4X and 10X memory IP can generate memories with various read/write combinations for up to ten non-blocking active ports to achieve up to 10 billion memory operations per second (MOPS) in 28nm and 16nm processes. Memoir's Renaissance for Datacom offers up to 16X performance and addresses the needs of customers building terabit networking hardware for ext generation datacenters, high performance switches and routers, software defined networks (SDN) and cloud infrastructure. It enables developers of datacom SoCs to rapidly create ultra-high performance memory solutions for fundamental functional blocks including packet buffers, Netflow, policing and state tables, statistics counters, and multi-port FIFOs.

In its analysis Gartner mentions three aspects as cool:

  • Memoir's technology enables SoC engineers to quickly design ultra-high-performance memory solutions, including with a performance of a terabit and beyond, or up to 16 billion memory operations per second (MOPS).
  • Memoir employs an exhaustive formal verification process for its memories that eliminates the need for silicon validation, thereby leading to time and cost savings for the memory designer.
  • Memoir's technology is optimized for a particular process, node and foundry. Its memories use a standard SRAM/DRAM interface with identical pin-out and integrate seamlessly into a standard ASIC design flow, easing the adoption of next-generation process node technology.

1 Gartner "Cool Vendors in Semiconductor, 2014" by Jim Tully, Jon Erensen, Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Steve Ohr, Paul O'Donovan, Satish R.M, 7 May 2014

About Memoir Systems, Inc.

Memoir Systems, Inc. is a provider of breakthrough memory technology that is delivered as Semiconductor Intellectual Property (SIP). Memoir's revolutionary approach to memory design shortens the time required to develop new memories, and can increase the performance of existing memory macros by up to 16X more Memory Operations Per Second (MOPS). The company's Renaissance family of products provides drop-in replacements for existing embedded memories. These new memories offer increased performance or reduced area and power consumption without sacrificing performance. Memoir's technology is optimized for a particular process, node, and foundry and integrates seamlessly into any existing SoC design flow. Since the introduction of the company in October of 2011, Memoir Systems has received several industry accolades and awards including: winning a DesignVision award at DesignCon in February 2012; named to EE Times "Silicon 60" list of emerging start-ups in April 2012 and named as A Red Herring (News - Alert) Top 100 North America Tech Startup in May 2012. Memoir Systems is based in Santa Clara, California and has additional research and development facilities located in Hyderabad, India and Yerevan, Armenia. For more information, visit

Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Memoir, Algorithmic Memory, Synthesized Memory, Renaissance, and the Memoir Systems logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Memoir Systems Inc. in the United States and other countries. Memoir Systems and other parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein.

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