Elpida Samples Smallest 2Gb SDRAM of Its Kind
Chris Hadley / 7 years ago
Elpida, the market leader of DRAM in Japan has announced that its going to be starting to ship samples of what they claim to be the smallest 2Gb DDR3 SDRAM chip designed for comsumer electronics that will support a x16bit I/O interface.
These new chips will be more cost effective to produce with an estimated 45% increase in the number of chips that can be made from a single wafer in comparisone to 40nm products whilst also consuming around 30% less power compared to other 1.35v products built on 40nm. Even though the chips are smaller and more power efficient, they will be running the new memory standard of 1600Mhz whilst being fed a steady 1.35v.
Whilst were not directly going to see these on sale, the maufacturers of their target devices such as set top boxes, digital TVs, BD players & recorders and tablet pcs will be should be able to get these on a mass production basis once trails are completed in the first quarter of 2011.
This would mean that a number of consumer electrinics such as those mentioned abouve will be getting a major upgade albeit not one that the end user will notice even though its a major technology breakthrough.