Samsung"s 256 Mega DRAM Rolling Off Assembly LinesSamsung Electronics announced on March 16 that it has succeeded in mass producing the next generation semiconductor model, a 256-megabit synchronous dynamic random access memory (DRAM), for the first time in the world.
It held an official ceremony to celebrate its first batch of exports at Kihung factory in Kyonggi Province.
It developed the 256 Mb DRAM in August 1994, and at that time it announced it could mass produce the model in four and a half years, which its competitors said was not a possibility. President Lee Yoon Woo said, 'The world expected that we would not be able to mass produce the product until after 2000, but we just saved six months in order to conquor the market.'
The 256 model has four times the memory capacity than the current 64 Mb. For example, one small chip can record four hours of audio data.
The price will be 200 dollars per unit, 20 times more expensive than the 64 Mb.
It will be used in mainframe computers and work stations initially, but will eventually be in high quality personal computers and notebooks from the year 2000.
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