Patent Strategy Sees Success, Apacer Industrial Memory Extends Anti-Sulfuration Technology Applications

May 14, 2018

Patent Strategy Sees Success, Apacer Industrial Memory Extends Anti-Sulfuration Technology Applications,

Leading Global Industrial Market Trends, Seizing Place in Edge Storage Business


Apacer, the global leader in industrial memory, has developed the world’s first anti-sulfuration memory module, which has successively obtained patent rights in multiple countries, setting itself apart in the global market with its innovative and expert technologies. Having foreseen the growing complexity in industrial technology applications, the diverse development of smart application devices and the rising trend of edge computing terminal devices, Apacer has made strategic future plans to expand its product territory with anti-sulfuration technology. Apacer has announced to extend the application of this technology to industrial memory DDR4 and DDR3. Apacer aims to promote anti-sulfuration memory module. Not only will it see applications in specialized fields, but it will also become the market mainstream. Apacer’s goal is to make the module the standard specification in the applications from cloud to terminal devices, and from data centers, servers to edge devices, setting a new wave of momentum for growth in the memory module market.

Specialized Application Rises as Market Mainstream, Anti-sulfuration Technology Applications Driven by Edge Storage 

In recent years, anti-sulfuration memory module has been the focus of the market. The International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that, with the continuing growth in mobile and instant data, by 2025 more than a quarter of data created in the global datasphere will be real time in nature. The needs for instant data analysis have played an important role in the growth of edge computing devices. Apacer has observed that since edge computing devices are often used in extreme and complex application conditions, clients have greater demands for industrial memory module equipped with practical anti-sulfuration specification than before, driving up the adoption rate for memory modules that are anti-sulfuration. On the other hand, the leading companies in the IPC (Industrial PC) industry have been paying attention to the issue of memory sulfuration. They know well that sulfuration has a severe impact on embedded and IPC systems, network communications products and servers in terms of reliability and product lifespan. These companies are requiring that anti-sulfuration memory module be introduced to their products in the hope of increasing their added value and setting themselves apart in the market.

Patent Strategy Sees Success; the Pioneer in Anti-sulfuration Technology

In the accelerated sulfuration experiment, Apacer has observed that in the environment that is high in temperature and/or sulfur concentration, regular memory module would begin to sulfurate within 200 hours, causing malfunctions. However, Apacer’s patented anti-sulfuration memory module is built with a unique alloy that helps optimize the anti-sulfuration effect. All of the module’s parts have passed the ASTM B809-95 anti-sulfuration testing. In an environment with a temperature of 105°C and high in sulfur concentration, the module can still operate stably for more than 1000 hours. The anti-sulfuration state is strengthened beyond five-fold. This ensures the product’s reliability and durability and meets the needs of systems that require continuously stable operation in a practical way. Furthermore, the module can further expand the systems’ lifespan.  

Since Apacer presented its patented anti-sulfuration memory module, the industrial market has been driven to pay serious attention to the issue of sulfuration. From embedded and IPC systems and server applications that are under the threat of the conventional sulfur-rich environment, to the edge computing devices (which often operate in an open area) and the all-industrial application that require extremely high reliability, it is a good time for the industrial field to fully adopt anti-sulfuration products.

The anti-sulfuration memory module developed by Apacer is the pioneer in anti-sulfuration technology. The product has successively obtained patents from the US, Taiwan and China. To further extend the applications of anti-sulfuration technology, Apacer will make the strategic move as the first company to apply such technology to industrial grade DDR3 and DDR4 memory modules. Apacer values and respects intellectual property rights. Over the years, the company has devoted itself to innovation and development, winning itself 232 patents so far. Considering there have been incessant IP right infringements troubling the local and overseas technology companies, Apacer intends to remind its clients that Apacer does not authorize any other company to manufacture the patented anti-sulfuration memory. Apacer would like to remind the clients to be more vigilant when choosing related products, lest they get involved in patent infringement issues.


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