Samsung has begun sampling the first 16-gigabyte (GB)
double data rate-4 (DDR4), registered dual inline memory
modules (RDIMMs), designed for use in enterprise server
"By launching these new high-density DDR4 modules, Samsung
is embracing closer technical cooperation with key CPU and
server companies for development of next-generation green
IT systems," said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president,
memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics. "Samsung
will also aggressively move to establish the premium memory
market for advanced applications including enterprise
server systems and maintain the competitive edge for
Samsung Green Memory products, while working on providing
20 nanometer (nm) class based DDR4 DRAM in the future."
Using 30nm-class process technology, Samsung sampled new
8GB and 16GB DDR4 modules in June, in addition to providing
them to major CPU and controller makers. Samsung previously
introduced the industry's first 30nm-class 2GB DDR4 module
in December, 2010.
Employing new circuit architecture for computing systems,
DDR4 technology boasts the highest performance among memory
products available for today's computing systems, which by
next year will reach twice the current 1,600 megabits per
second (Mbps) of DDR3 based modules. Also, by processing
data far more efficiently at a mere 1.2 volts, Samsung?s
DDR4 modules will reduce power consumption by approximately
40 percent compared to its predecessor DDR3 modules
operating at 1.35V.
Samsung will keep working on completion of the JEDEC (Joint
Electron Device Engineering Council) standardization of
DDR4 technologies and product specifications, which is
expected to be accomplished by August.
The company said it will work closely with its customers
including server OEMs, as well as CPU and controller
makers, to expand the market base for high-density DDR4
modules, of which it plans to begin volume production next
year. It also is set to expand the overall premium memory
market with its most advanced 20nm-class based DDR4 DRAM
products, which will be available sometime next year at
densities up to 32GB.