Elpida has developed a top-tier power efficient 1 Gigabit DDR3 SDRAM, which is capable of operating at an ultra-fast speed of 2 Gigabits per second (Gbps).
By reducing power consumption to around the lowest possible level the new
DRAM marks an important milestone in Elpida's aggressive development of eco-products.
Currently, the industry's fastest standard DDR3 SDRAM, the DDR3-1600,
supports a data transfer rate of up to 1600 Megabits per second (Mbps) while
operating at 1.5V. The new DDR3 SDRAM developed by Elpida uses 35% less
operating current compared with the company's existing products and can
support an operating speed of 2Gbps, which is considerably faster than the
industry standard of 1600Mbps at 1.5V. Also, in response to demand for
next-generation low-power products Elpida's new device can operate at
1600Mbps using 1.35V.
Elpida's new DDR3 SDRAM is based on advanced 65nm process technology. Sample
shipment will start in September 2008 with mass production expected to begin
the next month in October.
To meet today's demand for lower power consumption and faster speeds,
Elpida will provide its new DRAM product for such target
applications as servers, the growing number of DDR3-model PCs, digital TVs
that need to rapidly process high-resolution images and the upcoming Blu-ray
disc recorder growth market.