Elpida Develops 50nm DDR3 SDRAM

Elpida Completes Development of 50nm Process DDR3 SDRAM

Features include lowest available power consumption, 2.5Gbps ultra high speed and 1.2V low voltage operation all based on the industry's smallest chip size


TOKYO, JAPAN, November 26, 2008
– Elpida Memory, Inc., Japan's leading global supplier of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), today announced that it has completed development of a 50nm process DDR3 SDRAM. The new DRAM product features the lowest power consumption in the industry, 2.5Gbps ultra high speed and a 1.2V low voltage operation based on the industry's smallest chip size.

The new 50nm process DDR3 SDRAM was developed using the industry's most advanced 193nm (ArF) immersion lithography technology and copper interconnect technology and has a chip size of less than 40mm2. Also, the new SDRAM is an eco-friendly DRAM. It operates on not only DDR3 standard 1.5V supply voltage but even lower voltages of 1.35V and 1.2V and contributes to the low-power operations of high-density memory systems such as servers and data centers.

Features of the new 50nm process DDR3 SDRAM
  • Data rate: 800Mbps, 1066Mbps, 1333Mbps, 1600Mbps, 1866Mbps, 2133Mbps and 2500Mbps
  • Operating voltage: 1.2V, 1.35V, 1.5V
  • Low electric current: A maximum 50% reduction (IDD4) compared to 70nm process DRAM

The new DDR3 SDRAM will initially find applications in high-end desktop PCs. Applications are possible elsewhere based on the current shift away from DDR2 SDRAMs in notebook PCs and server equipment. As a leading vendor of DDR3, Elpida supplies an extensive lineup of high-speed, low-power and dependable DDR3 products. It is also accelerating the availability of a wider range of DDR3 memory applications by now providing high-performance, low-cost 50nm process products.

Mass production of the new 50nm process DDR3 SDRAM is scheduled to begin in the January-March 2009 quarter. Elpida is also aggressively developing 50nm process products for high-end digital consumer electronic products and Mobile RAM™.
Tags:  DDR3 SDRAM, memory
Comments
tanka12345 6 years ago

Sounds awesome though never heard of Elpida before.

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

Good to see the low voltages that come with it. They will come in handy with the i7s.

ice91785 6 years ago

 Forgive me but what are current gen die sizings? 65nm? Or does memory follow a whole new ballgame....

Either way lower voltages are always a great thing -- I need to get rollin' on my new rig here pretty quick....obviously going to be based on DDR3 but waiting on Phenom II benchies

bob_on_the_cob 6 years ago

[quote user="ice91785"]

 Forgive me but what are current gen die sizings? 65nm? Or does memory follow a whole new ballgame....

Either way lower voltages are always a great thing -- I need to get rollin' on my new rig here pretty quick....obviously going to be based on DDR3 but waiting on Phenom II benchies

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I think 65nm. Also I think you are good holding off for a few weeks. A lot going on right now.

 

ice91785 6 years ago

[quote user="bob_on_the_cob"]I think 65nm. Also I think you are good holding off for a few weeks. A lot going on right now.[/quote]

I hear that man.....with i7's hype and its results displease me so I might not necessarily go Intel for my next build; if AMD is close to on par with Phenom II I will probably jump on board with them for a while (more due to the fact that i am sure their pricing will be lower also....always is overall)

recoveringknowitall 6 years ago

[quote user="ice91785"]its results displease [/quote]I can't imagine why.

ice91785 6 years ago

[quote user="recoveringknowitall"]I can't imagine why.[/quote]

With all its hype about performance increase going up by over 30% across the board -- an even bigger perf. increase than was the C2D etc etc.....

Its not BAD, just not as great as what Intel had to say about it.

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