SAN JOSE -- Hyundai Electronics America Inc. today announced sampling of its next-generation 128-megabit Double Data Rate (DDR) SDRAMs.
Volume production of the 128-Mbit devices will begin in the fourth quarter of this year, once its 64-Mbit DDR chips reach volume ramp, Hyundai said.
The DDR components are offered in 200- and 266-MHz speed grades, and they are fully compliant with the PC1600 and PC2100 specifications, providing bandwidth per module of 1.6 and and 2.1 gigabytes per second, respectively.
This helps make DDR SDRAM an attractive solutio, in both price and performance, for high-speed computing. "DDR has become the de facto standard for high-end graphics applications where the very highest bandwidth is essential," said Mark Ellsberry, vice president of marketing for Hyundai's Semiconductor Division in San Jose. "In the PC space, multiple chip sets are becoming available that support DDR."
Systems can be easily migrated to Hyundai's new DDR SDRAMs because they use the same infrastructure currently being used to produce SDRAMs, Hyundai said. DDR uses the same thin small outline package (TSOP) technology, driver types, and standard module technology as PC100 SDRAMs.
Initial pricing for Hyundai's 128-Mb DDR is $21 in quantities of 1,000. DDR SDRAM is expected to achieve price parity with PC100 SDRAM in the second half of 2000.