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Nintendo's New Wii console uses NEC' eDRAM

Posted: 21 Jun 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:NEC Electronics? Nintendo? Wii console? eDRAM?

NEC Electronics announced that Nintendo Co. Ltd has selected its 90nm CMOS-compatible embedded DRAM (eDRAM) technology for Wii, Nintendo's new video game console.

According to the press release, eDRAM technology integrates DRAM on the same chip with logic circuits, and is viewed as an optimal solution for 3D graphics acceleration systems and other applications that need to process high bandwidth data using low power. NEC achieved its fully CMOS-compatible eDRAM technology by integrating a metal-insulator-metal 2 (MIM2) stacked DRAM capacitor on the company's standard CMOS process.

Designed to provide advanced graphics functions for this new gaming platform, the new system LSI chips with eDRAM will be manufactured using advanced technologies on NEC Yamagata's 300mm production lines.

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