Press Release: The QBM Alliance announces that Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) has joined the Alliance


Posted By Kathy Smith

Date: January 16, 2002

The goal of the QBM Alliance is to continue to work with industry leading companies to implement the price/performance leading QBM technology into computer systems and telecommunication routers.

Wilmington, MA (January 16, 2002) -
The QBM Alliance, an international alliance founded by Kentron Technologies (www.kentrontech.com), is aimed at positioning Quad Band Memory (QBM) technology as an industry standard. The Alliance announced today that Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) has been added to the growing membership roster of the QBM Alliance. QBM technology utilizes the current, low cost DDR memory devices and new, faster switching technology to deliver the highest memory bandwidth in the industry. As part of the QBM Alliance Program, SiS, along with the other members in the Alliance, will receive sales and technical assistance as well as broad marketing support such as added Internet presence and traditional marketing and promotional activities from Kentron Technologies. All members of the Alliance Program have worldwide presence on the official QBM web site at www.quadbandmemory.com.


The Alliance program has been developed to include leading companies that provide critical DDR based system solutions such as memory controllers, system motherboards, routers, components and memory modules. Alliance members receive available resources from Kentron that includes QBM modules, simulation models, design guides, documentation, and engineering support for technology evaluation and product implementation. Through the QBM Alliance, members representing best-in-class complementary solutions to Kentron’s QBM memory technology, can participate in the evaluation and implementation of products using QBM memory related technology and receive the most current updated technical design assistance. “We are very pleased to announce that a leading core logic supplier, SiS, has joined the QBM Alliance,” said Bob Goodman, CEO of Kentron Technologies. “We welcome SiS to the growing number of key memory industry players that are assisting in the development of solutions based upon the QBM technology.”

"As a leading chipset supplier, SiS is poised to offer the best price/performance products to the market. By being a member of the QBM Alliance, SiS further extends her capability to deliver on such a commitment," said Shing Wong, Senior Vice President of SiS.

Other members of the QBM Alliance include Acer Laboratories, Avant Technology, Denali Software, Integrated Circuit Systems, Kentron Technologies, Peripheral Enhancements, PNY Technologies, ST Microelectronics and Via Technologies.

Founded in 1996, Kentron Technologies specializes in the design, engineering and manufacturing of advanced memory products and platforms to meet the speed and density requirements of high performance systems. With patented memory solutions, Kentron is pioneering new technologies that will lay the foundation for future platforms and networks and solve the memory density and speed issues faced by the Internet server and router marketplace. These memory platforms achieve the highest “per socket” densities in the world without the premium costs that might be expected of such leading edge technology. Kentron manufactures its products in three locations in the United States and maintains a world-class engineering and R&D facility in Massachusetts. Kentron Technologies corporate headquarters is based at 155 West Street in Wilmington. MA.
Attention Editors: for additional information about Kentron Technologies, Inc. please contact Andrea Echavarria, Kentron Technologies, Inc., 155 West Street, Wilmington, MA, at (978) 988-9100, extension 4161, or at andrea@kentrontech.com. Additional information is available at the Company’s website http://www.kentrontech.com.

Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. (SiS) was founded in 1987 and is located in HsinChu Science-based Industrial Park in northern Taiwan. The company focuses on developing, manufacturing and marketing leading-edge logic products, including core logic, multimedia and connectivity. For further information, please visit the SiS website at http://www.sis.com or contact: Ms. Ellie Yin 886-2-29161619 ext. 346 ellie@sis.com.tw Ms. Jessie Lee 886-2-29161619 ext. 341 jessie@sis.com.tw Miss Michele Huang 886-2-29161619 ext. 345 michele@sis.com.tw.

PR Contact

Andrea Echavarria-Pruna
Kentron Technologies, Inc
(978) 988-9100, ext. 4161