BOISE, Idaho--Micron Technology Inc. today announced it has begun shipping samples of 2.5-volt 133-MHz 128-megabit double data rate (DDR) SDRAMs. The company said the 133-MHz and 100-MHz speed grades are the first 128-Mbit density offerings planned in a new series of 2.5-V DDR SDRAM products.
"These next-generation DDR SDRAMs support a variety of applications, ranging from servers to desktop PCs, as well as provide benefits in graphics and networking," said Deb Freitas, DRAM marketingmanager at Micron.
The 32-Mbit-by-4 and 16-Mbit-by-8 configurations of the new DDR SDRAMs are aimed at main memory applications in servers, workstations and high-end PC systems. Micron said 128-Mbit memories willl also be available in 8-Mbit-by-16 and 4-Mbit-by-32 configurations for use in graphics, networking and telecommunications applications.
Micron plans to introduce 256-Mbit DDR SDRAMs in the same package format later this year so customers can quickly upgrade to the higher-density memory chips. The double data rate architecture of the DDR memories means that 133-MHz chips function at 266-MHz data rates. The 100-MHz DDR SDRAMs have data rates of 200 MHz.
The Idaho memory maker said pricing on the new 128-Mbit DDR chip will be "comparable" to SDRAMs.