Samsung First to Begin Mass Producing 2-Gigabit Green DDR3 Using 30nm Class Technology
|Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first two-gigabit (Gb) Green DDR3 using 30 nanometer (nm) class* process technology.
Samsung’s 30nm-class 2Gb Green DDR3 chips provide the highest performance solution in the industry, based on an innovative circuit design. For server applications, memory modules can reach up to 1.866 gigabits per second (Gbps) at 1.35 volts, while PC modules can run at up to 2.133Gbps (1.5 volts), which is 3.5 times faster than DDR2 and 1.6 times faster than 50nm class DDR3.
... Power savings for most new server applications using 30nm DDR3 will be about 20 percent greater than applications that use 50nm-class DDR3.
In addition, when combined with new multi-core PC platforms, Samsung 30nm-class 4GB DDR3 solutions for PCs can operate 60 percent faster than two 50nm-class 2GB DDR3 solutions, using 65 percent less power.
Using the new 30nm-class process, the new chip provides a 155 percent overall increase in productivity over Samsung’s 50nm-class process.
With plans to also produce the new 30nm DDR3 chips in a 4Gb density by year end, Samsung will soon broaden its memory line-up with mass production of 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB 30nm-class RDIMMs for servers, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB UDIMMs for workstations and desktop PCs, plus 2GB, 4GB and 8GB SoDIMMs for notebooks and all-in-one desktops.