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Crucial Ballistix DDR3 Announced

Lexar Announces High-Performance Crucial Ballistix DDR3 Memory Modules for PC Gamers and Computer Enthusiasts

Crucial Ballistix DDR3 Designed with DRAM Chips from Micron Technology

Boise, ID – September 18th, 2007 – Lexar Media, Inc., a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., today launched its first Crucial Ballistix® double data rate (DDR)3 memory modules, providing increased memory performance for the ardent PC gamer and computing enthusiast. As the successor to DDR2, the DDR3 design provides higher speeds, reduced power consumption and increased densities.  DDR3 enables users to experience more life-like images on screen, allows multiple applications to run simultaneously, and provides for greater overall system performance. To see all Crucial DDR3 offerings, visit or

“The Crucial Ballistix memory line has come a long way since our initial offering of 400 MHz DDR memory,” said Mark Adams, VP of Digital Media. “With the launch of 1600 MHz DDR3 memory, we have quadrupled the speed of Ballistix memory.”

Crucial Ballistix DDR3 modules feature a newly redesigned heat spreader with a clip-less design, giving the modules a cleaner look. Additionally, the new Ballistix modules feature a Micron company logo on the heat spreader, calling attention to the exclusive use of Micron components in the Ballistix DDR3 product line.

Crucial Ballistix DDR3 memory modules feature Micron’s highly sought-after DDR3 components, running at speeds of 1600 megahertz (MHz). At the Intel Developer Forum this week in San Francisco, Micron is demonstrating an over-clocked version of the Ballistix DDR3 modules running at two gigahertz (booth # 702). Micron’s DDR3 chips are manufactured on its industry-leading 78-nanometer process technology.

Crucial Ballistix 1600 MHz high-performance memory modules are available in 1GB modules and 2GB kits.

About Lexar
Lexar Media is a leading marketer and manufacturer of NAND flash and DRAM memory products under the Lexar and Crucial brand names. Lexar also sells flash memory products under the Kodak brand. For more information about Lexar, visit For more information about Crucial products, visit, or Lexar Media, Inc. is a subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc., and Lexar Media is a division of Micron Europe Limited, a division of Micron Semiconductor Asia Pte. Ltd., and a division of Micron Japan, Ltd.

About Micron Technology, Inc.
Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets DRAMs, NAND flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components, and memory modules for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit

Bigfoot Networks Begins Shipping Killer Gaming NIC

(Ed: From the would you pay $279 to take 7ms off of your ping department?) 

KillerTM NIC, the First Network Card Designed Exclusively for Hardcore Online Gamers, Reduces Ping and Increases FPS

AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 31, 2006
– Bigfoot Networks, Inc., a research and development company, today announced it has begun shipping its flagship gaming product, the KillerTM Network Interface Card (NIC). The Killer NIC is the first network card specifically designed to improve performance for online gamers who demand less Ping (latency) and more Frames Per Second. Next week, Killer will launch exclusively at for $279.99. Gamers may pre-order the Killer now at

The Killer improves gaming performance through its patent-pending Hardware Network Stack that bypasses the host operating system’s networking stack completely. Online gaming enthusiasts will gain a significant competitive advantage through the Killer NIC’s ability to reduce and control Ping times while increasing Frames Per Second (FPS).

The Killer NIC has shown impressive performance improvements on CounterStrike, F.E.A.R., and World of Warcraft. For example, results have shown an average of 7 milliseconds (ms) of Ping improvement in CounterStrike: Source, and an FPS improvement of approximately 8 percent. World of Warcraft shows an average of 10 ms of Ping improvement and 7 percent improvements in FPS. For more performance details, please see the performance specs on

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