received validation on its DDR3 memory components and modules from Intel
Hynix claims first DDR3 validation - EE Times
Hynix receives DDR3
validation from Intel
Hynix claims first DDR3 validation
(05/01/2007 10:21 AM EDT)
SAN JOSE, Calif. — South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc. claims to
have received the industry's first validation on its DDR3 SDRAMs and
modules from Intel Corp. However, there is still no
chipset support for DDR3 SDRAMs in the market.
Meanwhile, based on Hynix' ''three-dimensional transistor''
architecture, the company's newly-validated DDR3 products are 1-gigabit
SDRAM components manufactured on the company's 80-nm process
These devices have operating speeds of 800- and 1066-MHz at 1.5V
power supply. These speeds are offered in
latency combinations of 5-5-5 and 6-6-6 for 800-MHz, and 7-7-7 for
1066-MHz, according to Hynix.
In addition to its high speed characteristics, DDR3 features reduced
current consumption of almost 2 percent, compared to the present
Mass production of the 1-Gbit DDR3 on the 80-nm line will begin in
the third quarter of this year. Hynix plans to manufacture the product
on the new 66-nm process beginning in late 2007.
DDR3 is the next generation DRAM
interface ,which is expected to succeed the current mainstream
DDR2 products. DDR3 is expected to emerge towards the end of the
year. According to market research firm iSuppli, DDR3 will account for
25 percent of total
DRAM shipments by the end of 2008 and dominate the market by 2010.