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DDR3 SO-DIMMs validated for Mobile Intel chipset

Posted: 07 Apr 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:DDR3 SO-DIMMs? mobile computing? Mobile Intel 45 Express?


Qimonda AG has announced the validation of its DDR3 SO-DIMMs for the upcoming Mobile Intel 45 Express chipset family, bringing its power saving, high-performance memory to the industry's first DDR3 notebooks based on the Intel Centrino 2 processor technology in mid 2008.

"Qimonda's DDR3 memory technology will enable Intel's desktop, server and mobile platforms to achieve higher performance, lower power and increased capacity in 2008," said Ali Sarabi, director of industry initiatives and pathfinding at Intel. "I expect DDR3 to be the key memory architecture for several years."

Qimonda said the validation of its 1Gbyte and 2Gbyte SO-DIMMs continues its commitment to lead the market in DDR3 adoption. Qimonda was strongly engaged in early work on the definition of the power saving, 1.5V supply memory technology, introduced its first DDR3 products in June 2006 and started production shipments for desktop PCs in May 2007. The Intel validated SO-DIMMs have been sampling to customers since January.

"Qimonda is on track with its support of the next-generation of mobile computing systems that use advanced memory technology to deliver performance while targeting a work day equivalent battery time," said Thomas Seifert, chief operating officer and member of the Qimonda's management board. "With the upcoming Intel Centrino 2 processor technology, Intel is again delivering a superb business and consumer computing experience, and our SO-DIMMs will enable mobile computing users to fully benefit from the reduced power consumption and increased bandwidth of DDR."

The 1Gbyte and 2Gbyte SO-DIMMs use 1Gbit DDR3 components that are said to offer the lowest power consumption in the industry. Qimonda also offers these modules equipped with a thermal-sensor-on-DIMM to maximize performance and improve thermal management. All modules are Intel-validated at speeds DDR3-800 and 1067 in various latencies. The new DDR3 modules are part of Qimonda's portfolio of DRAM solutions tailored for mobile computing applications, including micro-DIMMs and specialized DDR2 memories, which can operate at 1.5V to enable ultramobile applications.

The DDR3 SO-DIMMs are based on DDR3 1Gbit components, which have been jointly developed, by Qimonda and its partner Nanya Technology Corp.

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