Hynix has some very fast memory modules
Hynix Semiconductor today introduced what it claims is the industryâ€™s first 60nm 1Gb DDR2 DRAM, and boasts 1GB and 2GB UDIMMs boast operating speeds of 800MHz.
Hynix claims that as the 60nm process ramps manufacturing cost of the 1Gb DRAM is expected to decline up to 50 percent when compared to first generation 80nm technologies. The resulting 1Gb package size will allow Hynix to cost-efficiently manufacture 4GB and higher density RDIMMs (Registered DIMM) and FBDIMMs (Fully Buffered DIMM).
Planar dual-row assembly, made possible by the small package size, will eliminate the need to stack components in some modules, reducing overall manufacturing costs. Very Low profile (VLP) modules would also be enabled by the small package.
â€œOur 60nm process has been highly stable, even under worst case conditions,â€ says Mr. Hong Sung Joo, Hynix VP of Product Development. â€œAdditionally the 3D transistor architecture and triple-metal layer process significantly improves speed-power characteristics of the components,â€ he said.
The 60nm process-based 800MHz DDR2 DRAM components will go into volume production in the first half of 2007.