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Samsung starts sampling 16GB DDR4 modules

Volume production is expected next year
Tue Jul 03 2012, 13:51
Samsung DDR3 NAND memory

MEMORY MAKER Samsung has begun sampling 16GB DDR4 registered DIMMs (RDIMMs) for servers.

Samsung, the biggest DRAM vendor, has begun sampling 16GB DDR4 RDIMMs for servers based on a 30nm process node. The firm announced today that it started sampling 8GB and 16GB modules last month, with CPU and memory controller vendors getting first access to the modules.

Samsung gave out some details of its DDR4 RDIMMs by saying that operating voltage will be 1.2V, which is a nice drop from DDR3 modules, most of which run at 1.5V while DDR3 LDIMMs operate at 1.35V. The firm said that by next year it will have 3.2Gbit/s DDR4 modules.

Wanhoon Hong, EVP of memory sales and marketing at Samsung Electronics said, "By launching these new high-density DDR4 modules, Samsung is embracing closer technical cooperation with key CPU and server companies for development of next-generation green IT systems.

"Samsung will also aggressively move to establish the premium memory market for advanced applications including enterprise server systems and maintain the competitive edge for Samsung Green Memory products, while working on providing 20nm-class based DDR4 DRAM in the future."

JEDEC is expected to finalise the DDR4 specification in August, and Samsung said it expects to enter volume production next year delivering 20nm class DDR4 modules with densities up to 32GB. µ


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