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Samsung readies 72Mb SRAMs for routers, switches

Posted: 02 Nov 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Samsung Electronics will start volume production during the first half of next year of a 72Mb quad data rate (QDR) II SRAM that it is targeting at next generation network routers and switches.

Samsung says the 72Mb SRAM it has developed is, for now, the highest-capacity device of its type to date. The device simultaneously processes up to four different data streams and has double the capacity of the currently available 36Mb QDR II.

The memory operates at 300MHz, about 20 percent faster than the conventional QDR II parts. The new device processes the data equivalent of 9,400 standard newspaper pages per second, and is perceived as the optimal device for next-generation high-speed switches and routers.

Samsung says the part will help it retain the top spot in the SRAM market, including system SRAMs, which it has held for the past nine years according to market research group Gartner Dataquest.

The market research firm forecasts that sales of the 72Mb SRAMs will increase by an average of 132 percent each year, reaching $800 million in 2008.

- John Walko

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