Memory System Tutorial

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 • Santa Clara, CA


Desi Rhoden
Executive Vice President, Montage Technology Group
Chairman, JEDEC JC-42 Committee for Solid State Memories


8:30AM Registered attendee check-in & continental breakfast
9:30AM Morning session
Noon-1:00PM Luncheon
1:00-4:30PM Afternoon session

Why You Should Attend

Covering every DRAM generation, this tutorial will also include System and Module implications for servers and other applications. Attendees will benefit from this tutorial by gaining an improved understanding of memory technology and standards, their history, current status and future trends. Obtain answers to your questions and discover how you can become connected with a wide network of industry leading experts through JEDEC.

Who Should Attend

Application and R&D engineers in computing, storage, consumer electronics, telecom, networking and other areas involving memory technology.

About Mr. Rhoden

Desi Rhoden is a seasoned veteran in the semiconductor industry with over 30 years experience in a broad range of areas including memory and high performance systems. He serves as Executive Vice President at Montage Corporation, a Shanghai based company focused on Low Power, High Performance mixed signal devices including DDR4 Registers and Data Buffers, DDR3 Memory Buffers and Registers, Advanced Memory Buffers as well as Digital TV Tuners, Decoders, Receivers, Demodulators, and related DTV Devices.

Desi is Chairman of the JC-42 Memory Committee and the past Chairman of the Board for JEDEC, the world leader in standards and technology development for the semiconductor industry. Desi’s involvement in JEDEC has continued for over 30 years throughout his other positions in the industry. He also serves as a liaison with Chinese organizations and industry where he promotes JEDEC standards and the semiconductor industry.

Previously Desi was Executive Vice President at Inphi Corporation, a company focused on high performance analog devices including Registers, PLLs, and Ultra High Performance Communication Devices.

Prior to Inphi, Desi was President/CEO of Advanced Memory International Inc. (AMI2), where he coordinated the industry wide infrastructure development and promotion of standard memory technologies including PC133, DDR, and DDR2. Methodologies developed as part of AMI2, such as the coordinated development of publicly available reference gerber files for DRAM Modules (DIMMs), have been transferred into JEDEC as standard industry practices.

Prior to AMI2, Desi was a Fellow at VLSI Technology where he also held several management positions. Prior to joining VLSI, he was a Scientist at Hewlett Packard.

Desi has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University.

When not traveling, Desi resides in Austin Texas, where he enjoys running, hiking and cutting cedar.