Monday, December 18th 2006

Hynix Develops 60nm 1Gb DDR2 800MHz Modules

Hynix Semiconductor has developed the world's first 800 MHz memory module using 60nm 1GB DDR2 DRAM. The chipmaker received approval for its 60nm DRAM chip from Intel in October and has now developed the 60nm DDR2 memory module this time, passing Intel's Advanced Validation Lab (AVL) test. The new memory chip comes in two types: one with a speed of 800 MHz and the other with a speed of 667 MHz. It also helps hike productivity by a whopping 50 percent, the chipmaker says. In addition, such cutting edge technologies as a "three-dimensional" transistor and three-layered metal allocation boost storage capacity and processing speeds. Hynix is expected to start mass production in the first half of 2007 and use the new memory chip in making high density DRAM components and high performance products such as graphic and mobile DRAMs.Source: CdrInfo
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6 Comments on Hynix Develops 60nm 1Gb DDR2 800MHz Modules

#2
infrared
That's what malware said...
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niko084
by: infrared
That's what malware said...
I think he is more or less asking what 60nm is..

It's more efficient and runs cooler than most ram.

Same goes with processors, 90nm 60nm... The 90nm chips run hotter and are not as efficient, the new 60nm chips run cooler and are more efficient.
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#4
malware
by: Track
60nm?
Can you be more specific next time you ask a question, so we can answer. ;)
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EastCoasthandle
Actually the shrink helps increase production and reduce cost of production more so then anything else. Shrinks like this really offer no benefit to the us unless they re-design the chip (adding more features to it, etc). Keep that in mind whenever you read about a shrink like this. In other words, unless they tell you that it's % cooler, % faster, etc don't assume it. That's way you didn't hear anything from the silent AMD 65nm release :shadedshu
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Also you can make more of them as opposed to 90nm. You get more cpus on a wafer using 65nm procs than 90nm ones. Power usage is lower, hdp is lower, total power needed lower while increasing productivity.

-The Eagle
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