Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Amiibo Figurine Sales Help Nintendo's First-quarter Profitability
Samsung Starts Mass Production Of First Mobile Image Sensor with 1.0µm Pixels
Windows 10 Free Upgrade Is Rolling Out
Oculus Debuts Virtual Reality Film
Nokia Releases The OZO Virtual Reality Camera for Professionals
LG Electronics 2Q Profit Slumps On Weak TV, Smartphone Sales
Qualcomm Enables Wireless Charging for Mobile Devices with Metal Cases
New Memory Memory Chip Is 1,000 Times Faster Than Flash
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > PC Parts > AMD Int...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, January 20, 2006
AMD Interested in Z-RAM Memory Technology


AMD has reportedly signed a technology license for "floating-body" silicon-on-insulator (SOI) memory developed by Innovative Silicon Inc. AMD said it is interested in the Z-RAM technology, a capacitor-less DRAM alternative, for use in its microprocessors.

AMD is currently using SRAM memory for CPU cache in its processors. The Z-RAM (zero capacitor) memory design technology can be applied and produced on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers, an area where AMD has already gained expertise for more that a year now.

Innovative Silicon claims that the Z-RAM, a Zero Capacitor DRAM, is capable of achieving twice the memory density of existing embedded DRAM technology and five times that of SRAM, yet requires no special materials or an extra mask/process step.

It could also provide a means to help AMD put distance between itself and PC processor rival Intel Corp. which, so far, has said it does not see a need to go to SOI technology. AMD's licensing of Z-RAM could also have implications for IBM and Chartered Semiconductor, with which AMD is aligned.

The increase in density offered by the Z-RAM embedded memory can enable much larger on-chip microprocessor cache memories resulting in improved performance and reduced I/O power consumption.

In an interview with EETimes.com, AMD spoksmen declined to say how quickly AMD could deploy the technology. AMD is currently focused only on the microprocessor application for Z-RAM.


Previous
Next
Next Wi-Fi Standard Approved        All News        WiMax Devices Receive Certification
ABIT Announces Merger with USI     PC Parts News      Kingmax DDRII 667 Notebook Memory

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
New AMD Godavari A8-7670K Desktop Processors Released
AMD Reports Weak Second Quarter Results
AMD's Partners Bring The Fury To The Market
New Catalyst 15.7 Driver Brings Performance Optimizations
New AMD FirePro S9170 Server GPU Has 32GB Memory
AMD Lowers Second Quarter Outlook, Moves To FinFet
AMD Fury X Reviews Show Impressive Performance That Does Not Put Nvidia's 980 Ti Aside
AMD Considers Spinoff, Breakup: report
AMD Officially Launches The Retail Radeon 300 Series
E3: New AMD Radeon R9 and R7 300 Series Graphics Line-Up Takes Advantage Of New HBM Technology
AMD Targets Notebooks and All-in-Ones With 6th Generation A-Series Processor
New AMD A10-7870K APU Promises Performance And Affordability

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .