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New Crucial 8GB Memory Modules Optimize Desktop and Laptop Performance

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Crucial 8GB Memory Modules Optimize Desktop and Laptop Performance05:03 EDT Tuesday, August 23, 2011Key Messages: Crucial® 8GB DDR3-1333MHz desktop and laptop memory provides increased capacity, which enhances the overall computing experience for users. New modules particularly beneficial for smaller form factor systems where memory slots are limited. Crucial 8GB high-density memory modules support the latest 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 and i5 processors. New high-capacity Crucial modules are available now through leading global channel partners, or www.crucial.com.Multimedia Elements: Crucial Image Gallery BOISE, Idaho and GLASGOW, U.K., Aug. 23, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today introduced Crucial 8GB DDR3-1333MHz UDIMM (desktop) and SODIMM (laptop) memory modules to fully support the latest 2nd generation Intel Core i7 and i5 processors. Users demand more from their computers than ever before, simultaneously running and switching between multiple, complex applications such as photo editing, high-definition video editing, and gaming software. With that in mind, Crucial high-capacity 8GB desktop and laptop memory modules enable users to meet these computing challenges head on, enhancing the user experience by providing a more responsive system.  The new modules also allow for high-capacity memory in smaller form factors such as laptops, All-in-One PCs, and home theater PCs. Traditionally, most laptops have been limited to one or two DIMM slots for system memory needs. As form factors continue to shrink, providing even less space on the motherboard to populate memory, an 8GB Crucial laptop module is ideal for newer, more portable form factors that only have one DIMM slot available. Additionally, these new 8GB DDR3-1333MHz SODIMM modules are 1.35V, compared to their standard 1.5V counterparts. For laptops that support the lower voltage, the modules help reduce power consumption and operating temperature while increasing battery life. Desktops also benefit from the new high-density 8GB Crucial memory modules, as power users populate multiple DIMM slots to take advantage of the maximum RAM capability and experience the same memory performance once available only for servers. "We're seeing the total maximum density of desktop and laptop system memory grow as a direct result of the size and complexity in software applications," said Michael Moreland, worldwide product manager for Crucial DRAM. "The new Apple® iMac®, for example, can utilize up to 32GB of system memory, enabling intense computing power for applications such as video-, photo-, or music- editing software. High-density memory isn't just for servers anymore; consumers also want to get the most performance out of their system," Both the Crucial 8GB DDR3-1333MHz desktop and laptop memory modules are Intel-validated, halogen-free, and RoHS compliant. Available in kits ranging from 16GB to 24GB, the new Crucial 8GB memory modules include a limited-lifetime warranty, and can be purchased now through Crucial channel partners including CDW, Insight, Zones, PC Connection, Ingram Micro, ASI, D&H, Newegg.com, TigerDirect.com, and Amazon.com, or by visiting www.crucial.com. Follow us online! Facebook: www.facebook.com/crucialmemory Twitter: www.twitter.com/crucialmemory YouTube™: www.youtube.com/crucialmemoryAbout CrucialCrucial is a leading global brand of Micron Technology, one of the largest semiconductor manufacturers worldwide. Crucial branded products include industry-leading solid-state drives (SSD) and DRAM memory upgrades for desktops, laptops, servers, workstations, and other systems. Crucial products are available worldwide at leading retail and e-tail stores, commercial resellers and system integrators, and at www.crucial.com. For more information about Crucial products, visit www.crucial.com. The Crucial logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8353About Micron Micron Technology, Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets a full range of DRAM, NAND and NOR flash memory, as well as other innovative memory technologies, packaging solutions and semiconductor systems for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, embedded and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit www.micron.com. ©2011 Micron Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Information is subject to change without notice. Crucial, and the Crucial logo are trademarks of Micron Technology, Inc. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.CONTACT: Media Contact: US Contact: Kelly Sasso Crucial +1 (208) 363-5654 crucialpr@micron.com www.crucial.com UK Contact: Joan Lunny Crucial +44 (0) 1355 586130 crucialeupr@micron.com www.crucial.com/uk