Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 08 October 2009 11:12

Elpida develops world?s first 2Gb DDR3 SDRAM

Written by Jon Worrel

Image

40nm process with mass production before year’s end

Elpida Memory
recently announced that it has completed another world record milestone with its development of 2Gb DDR3 SDRAM based on the 40nm fabrication process. The new densely compacted chip size results in a significant 44-percent higher chip yield per wafer compared to the chipmaker’s 50nm DDR3 SDRAM.

In addition, the chipmaker suggests that the investment cost of transitioning from 50nm to 40nm is expected to be nothing at all. The new 40nm 2Gb DDR3 SDRAM achieves an attractive power consumption benefit of two-thirds less input voltage current than its predecessor and supports as low as 1.2V operation.

The company is currently utilizing a product-specific manufacturing system that allows for separately managed manufacturing lines for mobile and PC-related products. Sources within the company have stated that it may be possible to increase the ratio of its 40nm output by as much as 50-percent of its total overall production. While these are large estimates, it can be noted that enthusiast market 40nm DDR3 SDRAM products will hit store shelves sometime in Q1 2010.
Last modified on Thursday, 08 October 2009 12:19
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments