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JEDEC and MindShare Announce Partnership for JEDEC Standards Education (10/1/2008)

October 1, 2008 - JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (JEDEC) and MindShare, a premier resource for technology education, today announced that they have entered into an agreement to collaborate on the development of educational resources related to JEDEC standards. MindShare will be the sole authorized non-JEDEC provider of such courses. MindShare’s unique expertise in technical training combined with JEDEC members’ in-depth knowledge of standards and the development process will result in exceptional opportunities for industry participants to learn about JEDEC standards. 

Both organizations forecast that the relationship, which applies to both existing and emerging standards, will result in a consistent, reliable educational resource that will be welcome news to developers. Jointly developed classes will initially focus on memory standards; beginning with a course on today’s most advanced DRAM technologies such as DDR3 and Low Power DDR. One of the most exciting features of the partnership is MindShare's ability to offer educational opportunities in a variety of settings, including a live classroom format, virtual classroom, and e-learning modules - allowing maximum flexibility for participants. 

“JEDEC is extremely pleased to launch our partnership with MindShare, which will enable us to provide system, interface chip, module and semiconductor developers and manufacturers with an unprecedented level of technical education related to JEDEC standards,” said John Kelly, President of JEDEC. “We look forward to offering a quality solution to help industry engineers better understand and implement JEDEC standards.” 

MindShare’s Ravi Budruk, Business Development Manager, added: “MindShare is excited to bring our experience in technical training to bear and to work with JEDEC in developing timely educational materials for new standards. The insight actual developers of the standard will bring to the course content is extremely beneficial.”

A course in comprehensive modern DRAM architecture, including JEDEC’s standards for DDR, DDR2 and DDR3, is scheduled for December 4 and 5, 2008 in Santa Clara. Register online here.


JEDEC is the leading developer of standards for the solid-state industry. Almost 3,300 participants, appointed by some 295 companies work together in 50 JEDEC committees to meet the needs of every segment of the industry, manufacturers and consumers alike. The publications and standards that they generate are accepted throughout the world. All JEDEC standards are available online, at no charge. For more information, visit www.jedec.org.   

About MindShare, Inc.

For over 20 years, MindShare has been a world renowned course development, training and publishing company that enables high-tech companies to adopt, implement, and roll-out newtechnologies with greater speed and confidence. MindShare now goes beyond the classroom to deliver engaging interactive eLearning both in the virtual classroom setting and the online eLearning module format. Information about MindShare is available on the Web at www.mindshare.com.