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Micron rolls out 'densest' 16Gbyte memory module

Posted: 31 Aug 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Densest memory module from Micron Technology

Micron Technology Inc. has launched what's claimed to be the densest server module, a 16Gbyte device that enables customers to access mission-critical data more quickly and efficiently.

The 16Gbyte module encompasses 72 2Gbit DDR2 die, packaged as 36 4Gbit Twin-Die components, which were developed on Micron's 78nm 6F process node. Micron's TwinDie stacking technology allows fewer and shorter connection routes to the chips, enabling faster access to customer data and ultrathin form factors. To grasp the small size of each of these 2Gbit DDR2 chips, consider that each die is equal to the size of a letter key on a computer's keyboard.

It is important to think about the popular applications that memory technology powers, according to Micron. Take the Internet for example; online shopping and banking are lucrative businesses collecting and retaining company data every day, which requires extensive amounts of memory to operate.

Regarding pricing of the new modules, the company said, "As with any new 'highest' density product, pricing is within the $200-$300 range per component and this 16Gbyte module has 72 components on it. As with our 1Gbit [product], the pricing started relatively high and then came down over time and we expect this module to do the same."

Select customers are evaluating samples of the 16Gbyte modules now and commercial availability is planned in late 2006.

- Marty Gold

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