Boise, IdahoMicron Technology Inc. announced production sampling of its 1-Gbit DDR2 device fabricated on 68-nm DRAM process technology.
The new process, coupled with Micron's 6F² technology, has enabled the world's smallest production 1-Gbit DDR2 memory with a die size of 56mm², according to Micron.
Mass production of its 68-nm 1-Gbit DDR2 products is expected to begin early next year, with DDR3 and other low-power DRAM products expected to follow in the second half of the year.
This advanced memory technology will be targeted at server, mobile and other computing applications where the benefits of reduced die size, faster speeds and lower power consumption are most critical. Upcoming DDR3 products developed on the new process will allow for speeds up to 1600-Mbits/s.
The 68-nm process also provides approximately 20 percent lower power consumption when compared to previous process generations. Future DDR3 chips designed on the 68-nm process will join Micron's Aspen Memory family of energy-efficient products, which are specifically designed for applications where power reduction is desired such as data center servers and notebook computers.
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