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Samsung unveils 500Mb/s graphics memory chip.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-2 October 2000-Samsung unveils 500Mb/s graphics memory chip (C)1994-2000 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has developed what it claims to be the world's first 128M double data rate (DDR) synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) graphics memory chip that operates at 500Mb/s.

The company says the use of the DDR format improves the performance of its graphics memory chip by two and a half times, enabling the chip to deliver smoother and faster 3D images than other graphics memory chips.

In addition through the use of a 0.17-micron design rule the device can process 8Gb of data per second, allowing 60 frames to be shown each second with a clarity said to be three times better than the resolution of conventional TVs.

Samsung is planning to deliver samples of the high-speed 500Mb/s 128M DDR SDRAM to graphics chip set makers. The company predicts that the sales of its device will surpass USD700m next year.

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Date:Oct 2, 2000
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