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Elpida touts 'smallest' 1Gbit SDRAM using 65nm process

Posted: 12 Nov 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:65nm technology? SDRAM? DDR2?


Elpida Memory Inc. has completed the development of a 1Gbit DDR2 SDRAM based on 65nm process technology, touted to be the world's smallest chip.

The company has started mass production of DRAMs using 70nm process technology In December 2006 and has realized significant cost reductions. The 70nm process now applies to mass production at the Hiroshima Elpida E300 Fab and the Taiwan-based Rexchip Electronics Corp. joint venture.

Elpida successfully applied technological advances made possible using measurement data gathered from the mass production of the company's 70nm process products to development of the new 65nm process.

"The new 65nm process and our own storehouse of design technology have made it possible for the 1-Gigabit DDR2 SDRAM to become the world's smallest chip," said Hideki Gomi, officer of process technology. "Given the imminent transition from 512Mbit to 1Gbit products, Elpida is now geared up to produce high-performance 1Gbit DRAMs at lower cost," he added.

Sampling of 65nm new products will begin in December. Mass production is scheduled to start in Q1 of 2008 and the planned Q2 introduction of 65nm technology at Rexchip is expected to boost production.

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