Samsung Unveils Cutting Edge 1Gb DDR SDRAM Chip.
Samsung Electronics Samsung Electronics (SEC, Hangul:삼성전자; KSE: 005930, KSE: 005935, LSE: SMSN, LSE: SMSD) is a South Korean multinational corporation and the world's largest and leading electronics and information technology company. Industries yesterday announced it has developed the world's first one-gigabyte double data rate synchronous dynamic random access memory (storage) Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory - (SDRAM, Synchronous DRAM) A form of DRAM which adds a separate clock signal to the control signals. SDRAM chips can contain more complex state machines, allowing them to support "burst" access modes that clock out a series of chip using new 0.13-micron technology which dramatically reduces the chip size and production costs.
"The development of the production-ready one gigabyte chip is significant in that we were successful in applying the 0.13-micron design rule to semiconductor production," a company statement said. The chips are also based on new eight-inch wafer manufacturing technology instead of the traditional 12-inch wafers.
A company executive said the 0.13-micron design technology will also be applied to the production of new-generation 128Mb and 256Mb DRAMs which Samsung its starting to switch its production capacity to from the current industry standard 64Mb computer memory chips. It has already begun supplying selected customers with sample 64Mb DDR SDRAM See DDR. chips and will make engineering samples available this quarter.
Industry analysts quoted in the Korean press said the cutting-edge micro-manufacturing technology could enhance the competitiveness of 256Mb DRAMS without the need for any additional investment in production facilities, and one report said this could result in savings of up to $4bn.
"The new development of the world's smallest DRAM is expected to save the company investment money and allow it to remain competitive in the world market since existing facilities need not be upgraded," the company statement said. Each tiny chip has the memory capacity of four 256Mb DRAMs, and is able to store the equivalent of 8,000 newspaper pages, it said.
The Samsung statement said the chip, which operates at a data processing data processing or information processing, operations (e.g., handling, merging, sorting, and computing) performed upon data in accordance with strictly defined procedures, such as recording and summarizing the financial transactions of a speed of 350-MHz, will bring enhanced SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) A type of dynamic RAM (DRAM) memory chip that has been widely used since the late 1990s. SDRAM chips eliminated wait states by dividing the chip into two cell blocks and interleaving data between them. to the server, workstation and data communications data communications, application of telecommunications technology to the problem of transmitting data, especially to, from, or between computers. In popular usage, it is said that data communications make it possible for one computer to "talk" with another. system markets. It said applications will include remote conferencing, high-definition television, satellite communications and e-commerce transactions.
It plans to ship samples to its customers before the end of this year, well before its competitors in Japan and the US, according to a company official. He claimed the competition has yet to develop a commercial version of 1Gb memory products. He said the world market for 1Gb DDR (Double Data Rate) Refers to an SDRAM memory chip that increases performance by doubling the effective data rate of the frontside bus. For more details, see SDRAM.
DDR - Double Data Rate Random Access Memory memory is projected to grow to $21.6bn in 2003 and more than $100bn in 2005.