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PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2004

DDR2 Memory Connector from FCI Enables Convenient Memory Expansion

ETTERS, PA - FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, has developed vertical memory sockets that accept standard DDR2 memory module assemblies to allow convenient memory expansion in desktop PC's and servers. The 240-position DDR2 (Double Data Rate) vertical connectors are offered with either through-mount leads for solder termination or "eye-of-needle" compliant leads for press-fit termination.

Available solder tail options support use on 1.58mm (.062") to 2.36mm (.093") thick motherboards, while press-fit options extend use to thicker motherboards. "Lead-free" options are available for both connector termination types to aid compliance with lead elimination initiatives.

All connectors provide mechanical voltage keying and end latches for module retention and ejection. "The latch towers at the ends of the connector provide angled lead-in ramps and slots that aid module alignment, and FCI's low insertion force socket design provides easy installation of memory modules in desktop computers, servers and workstations," says David Sideck, FCI Regional Market Manager. "Insertion force is typically under 22 pounds for our socket design."

The through-mount connector versions provide options for molded orientation posts or metal forklocks to provide retention prior to soldering. Connectors can be supplied in black, blue, or any of six other available resin colors. The press-fit connectors feature a molded orientation post and are available with either black or blue connector bodies. The press-fit connectors also offer an option for translucent latches that can be used in combination with LEDs to provide a visual indication of slot status.

Samples are available for delivery, with production lead times from stock to 6 weeks.

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