Dataram

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Dataram Corporation
Type Public (NASDAQDRAM)
Industry Technology
Founded Princeton, New Jersey, United States (1967)
Headquarters Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people John Freeman (President/CEO)
Marc Palker (CFO, VP of Finance)
Jeffrey Duncan (VP of Manufacturing and Engineering)
Bruce Magath (VP of Marketing and Strategy)
Anthony Lougee (Controller)
Phillip Marino (VP of Sales)
David Sheerr (General Manager MMB Unit)
Products Computer data storage
DRAMs
Software
Storage Optimization Products
Revenue Increase US$ 25.9 million (2009)
Employees 109 (2009)
Website Dataram.com

Dataram Corporation, founded in 1967, is a manufacturer of high-quality computer memory and software products. The company is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.

Company overview[edit]

Dataram was founded in 1967 as a supplier of original equipment memory to Digital Equipment Corporation. In 1968, Dataram completed its initial public offering. Dataram supplies 70 of the Fortune 100 companies, and governmental agencies including the Department of Defense. Dataram’s memory products are sold worldwide to OEMs, distributors, value-added resellers and end users. The company's manufacturing facility is in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, United States, and sales offices in the United States, Europe and Japan. The company supplies memory products for workstations and computer servers sold by Dell, Cisco, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Lenovo and Oracle.

History[edit]

Year Event(s)
1967
1968
1974
  • Develops memory for Digital PDP-11.
1976
  • Produces the 128KB core memory board.
1976
1987
1989
1992
  • Designs custom ASIC-based memory boards.
  • Upgrades memory to 128MB.
1993
  • Produces 16Mbit DRAM-based memory.
1996
1997
1998
  • Produces 2GB memory upgrade.
1999
  • Earns the highest number of Intel Advanced Memory Module Qualifications for 1999.
2001
  • Acquires Memory Card Technology assets.
  • Ships 2GB DIMM module in an 8GB memory upgrade for the SUN market.
  • Earns the highest number of Intel Advanced Memory Module Qualifications for 2001.
2002
  • DDR memory modules for Intel market receive validation from Advanced Validation Labs.
  • 8GB memory upgrade for IBM p-Series 6302 650 servers.
2003
2004
  • 4GB DDR memory module expanding AMD 2-way Opteron platforms to 32GB.
2008
  • Signs service and support agreement with IBM.
  • Acquires Cenatek.
2009
  • Produces XcelaSAN storage optimization appliance.

Products[edit]

Core Memory[edit]

Dataram Interface Module for a Digital Equipment PDP-8/I

Dataram provided core memory for many early Digital Equipment computer systems systems.

Memory[edit]

Dataram provides compatible server memory for leading brands including HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Dell, Cisco, Lenovo, Intel and AMD. [2]

Software[edit]

Dataram RAMDisk software is used to create a virtual RAM drive, or block of memory, which your computer treats as if it were a disk drive. It can speed up internet load times and disk-to-disk activities, accelerate databases and reduce compile times. The software is offered in both freeware and licensed versions. [3]

Services[edit]

Dataram's Performance Optimization and Total Cost of Computing Reduction program is a consulting service intended to reduce clients' costs and improve performance. The company offers services including engineering design and support, proof of concept engagements, customized consignment and product on-demand offerings, and installation services. [4]

Recognition and agreements[edit]

Awards[edit]

In the fall of 2009 Dataram's Chief Technologist won the Tech Awards Circle in the Technologist of the Year category.

In September 2011, Dataram was honored by being listed in the 20th Annual Edition of The Star-Ledger's Top 100 Companies. [5]

Certifications and memberships[edit]

Dataram's manufacturing facility is ISO 9001 certified, and its Intel and major clone servers, desktops, RAID, and barebones notebooks have been CMTL certified. In 2001 Dataram was named #52 in the Fortune's 100 Fastest Growing Small Companies. The company is a member of the American Council for Technology (ACT), the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC), the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), Technical Support Alliance Network (TSANet), and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP).

January of 2010, Dataram reached their 12th year of participation in CMTL Test & Certification Programs, having the longest testing relationships of all participants. [6]

Agreements[edit]

Announced September 6, 2012, Dataram entered into a formal agreement with AMD (NYSE: AMD) to develop an AMD-branded version of Dataram’s popular RAMDisk software. Dataram will market the product under the name Radeon RAMDisk and will target gaming enthusiasts seeking exponential improvements in game load times leading to an enhanced gaming experience. AMD intends to offer special Radeon RAMDisk incentives for those purchasing AMD Radeon Value, Entertainment, Performance and Gamer Series memory products. More information is available on Dataram's corporate website under News & Events.

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