The Micron Design ID (DID) Agnostic Server DRAM approach fixes most of the problems with stock-outs, declined orders and delayed deliveries to make it easier for our partners to do business. DID agnostic server DRAM streamlines procurement and makes it hassle free. This approach builds off JEDEC compatibility among server modules, where one DID module will often work just as well as a module built with a slightly different silicon technology series. Partners and resellers who do not care about the server DRAM DID can easily get the memory capacities, configurations and speeds they need from available inventory. The DID agnostic server DRAM SKUs allow Micron to substitute and ship high-quality, in-stock compatible server memory. By simplifying inventory management and delivering better supply availability, Micron helps improve our partners’ businesses.
For Micron partners who perform quals and track specific design IDs (or silicon technology series) of Micron memory, the ordering process and manufacturer part numbers (MPNs) doesn’t change. Those partners continue to purchase DID specific server DRAM. For the other partners and their reseller customers, Micron has reintroduced DID agnostic server DDR4 DRAM SKUs. This approach trims the number of server DDR4 MPNs by as much as 70% (from 89 to 26 options) and keeps the MPNs consistent even when new modules are introduced to make procurement simpler and orders easier and faster to fulfill.