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Elpida Memory Begins World's First Mass Production of 70nm DRAM

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    Elpida Memory, Inc. (Elpida), Japan's leading global supplier of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), announced that it has begun mass production of the DRAM industry's first 1-Gigabit and 512-Megabit DDR2 SDRAMs using 70-nanometer process technology. Manufacturing will be done at its main fab facility, Hiroshima Elpida Memory, Inc. Elpida, a leading provider of advanced DRAM products, is currently realizing high yields and productivity from its 90nm process technology used in mass production. The technology that has made those achievements possible has been applied to the development of the more advanced 70nm process technology.

    A 1-Gigabit and 512-Megabit DDR2 SDRAM using 70nm process technology can be used in many applications, including high-end servers that need to process large amounts of data, high-performance mobile equipment, high definition digital TVs, next-generation DVD recorders, digital single-lens reflex cameras and other digital consumer equipment that must have advanced image processing capabilities.

    The 70nm process technology enables 800MHz and 1GHz speed functionality in combination with high-performance operations, but it also provides for a reduction in chip size allowing incrementally more chips per DRAM wafer which increases productivity and volume overall.
    Among 512-Megabit products, the technology has made possible the world's smallest chip size for a 512-Megabit DDR2 SDRAM.

    Production of DDR2 SDRAM using 70nm processing has already started, and the first product shipments are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2007.

    Elpida plans to make aggressive use of its new 70nm process technology in the production of Mobile RAM for mobile phones and other mobile equipment and in memory products used in high-end digital consumer equipment and across the entire server/PC market.

    Source: Elpida
     
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    imo somewhat pointless with DDR3 around. companies should stop making old tech, cut production costs as a result making current, superior tech, cheaper.
     
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    They could make them a bit smaller couldn't they? Those wouldn't even fit into my PC... ;)
     
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    I just read that DDR3 is on hold until probably 2008 if not latter end of 07. Also, I believe they said that the DDR2 modules can still catch up to the beginning spec of DDR3 so they arent in a hurry to rush it out. Stay tuned for more details...

    PS I seriously am telling the truth. Im gonna get the article (believe it was Maximum PC or CPU )
     
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    get this as well, DDR3 is supposed to have a new pin config, meaning a new mobo for anyone wanting to use DDR3, what a joy.. :\
     
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    I'm sorry Japan, but when it comes to top of the line electronics, you just don't have what it takes. Just buy US invented components like you always have done, instead of inventing something inferior.
     

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