Wednesday, November 7th 2007

Elpida Develops a 65nm-Process 1-Gigabit DDR2 SDRAM, the World's Smallest Chip

Elpida Memory, Inc. (Elpida), Japan's leading global supplier of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), has completed development of a 1-Gigabit DDR2 SDRAM based on new 65nm process technology. The 65nm process allows Elpida to create the world's smallest chip products.


"The new 65nm process and our own storehouse of design technology have made it possible for the 1-Gigabit DDR2 SDRAM to become the world's smallest chip," said Hideki Gomi, Officer of Process Technology. "Given the imminent transition from 512-Megabit to 1-Gigabit products, Elpida is now geared up to produce high-performance 1-Gigabit DRAMs at lower cost," he added.

In December 2006 Elpida started mass production of the industry's first DRAMs using 70nm process technology and has been realizing significant cost reductions. The 70nm process now applies to mass production at the Hiroshima Elpida E300 Fab and the Taiwan-based Rexchip Electronics Corporation joint venture.

A smooth migration to the new 65nm process is expected, as most of the manufacturing equipment now used in the 70nm process will also be used in 65nm production. In addition, the manufacturing transition will be made easier by the process development undertaken on the mass production line at Hiroshima Elpida.

Elpida successfully applied technological advances made possible using measurement data gathered from the mass production of the company's path-breaking 70nm process products to development of the new 65nm process.

Sampling of 65nm new products will begin in December 2007. Mass production is scheduled to start in the first quarter of CY 2008. The planned second-quarter introduction of 65nm technology at Taiwan-based Rexchip should boost production to even higher levels.Source: Elpida
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7 Comments on Elpida Develops a 65nm-Process 1-Gigabit DDR2 SDRAM, the World's Smallest Chip

#1
Mussels
Moderprator
lol hiroshima. i guess teh radioactivity has gone down since they got nuked... also, awesome on the ram :D

i assume by '512 megabit' they mean 64MB modules, and 'gigabit' meaning 128MB modules. that should mean we get those tasty 4GB sticks of ram sooner :)
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#2
effmaster
by: Mussels


that should mean we get those tasty 4GB sticks of ram sooner :)
Hopefully at a decent price too I dont want to see this costing anymore than $250 for one 4GB stick of DDR2 RAM and mind you this is DDR2 and not DDR3 so the price really shouldnt be all that high:cool:hopefully if they really want to get customers attracted to it they will price the one 4GB stick at $199 that would really get the supply & Demand train moving
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I guess this is pretty awesome stuff.
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#4
panchoman
Sold my stars!
elpidia seems to be making all the memory advancements, haven't heard anything from micron...
elpidia's got the xdr ram, the fastest ram ad the smallest ram... damn
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
elpidia seems to be going pretty good wonder how these will clock since they are smaller?
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#6
panchoman
Sold my stars!
i think they'll be more ocable hopefully. i'd like to see elpida make the next miron d9's
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#7
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
no kidding hey w1z think you could some review sets of these and test it out?
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