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Samsung Electronics unveils new DRAM chip

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Oct 13,2005
Samsung Electronics Co. said it has successfully developed a new DRAM chip that uses less electricity, and so will be compatible with a wider range of products. It also expects the new chip to cost 30 to 40 percent less to produce. The new 512-megabit double data rate 2, or DDR2, synchronous dynamic random access memory chip uses 70-nanometer processing, the smallest process technology yet applied to a DRAM device. The world’s largest memory chip maker said the new device will have double the number of chips yielded per wafer compared with the current 512-megabit DDR2 based on 90-nanometer processes. “We are at least a year ahead of our rivals now that we have DRAM chips with the 70-nanometer process technology,” a Samsung spokesman said. The company will begin mass production of the new chip in the latter half of next year. Meanwhile, market researcher Gartner Dataquest forecast in May that the global DRAM market will grow to nearly $29 billion in 2009 from this year’s $26 billion, bolstered by the emergence of high-end game consoles embedded with multiple memory chips. The release next year of Windows Vista, a new computer operating system from Microsoft, is also expected to drive up the demand for DRAMs. by Kim Chang-woo, Seo Ji-eun


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