Samsung Now Mass Producing Industry’s Most Advanced DDR4, Using 20 Nanometer-class Process Technology

  Samsung Now Mass Producing Industry’s Most Advanced DDR4, Using 20
  Nanometer-class Process Technology

Business Wire

SEOUL, South Korea -- August 29, 2013

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology,
today announced that it is mass producing the most advanced DDR4 memory, for
enterprise servers in next-generation data centers.

Samsung 20nm-class, 4Gb-based 32GB DDR4 module (Photo: Business Wire)

Samsung 20nm-class, 4Gb-based 32GB DDR4 module (Photo: Business Wire)

With the introduction of these high-performance, high-density DDR4 modules,
Samsung can better support the need for advanced DDR4 in rapidly expanding,
large-scale data centers and other enterprise server applications.

Early market availability of the 4-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 devices, which use 20
nanometer (nm)-class* process technology, will facilitate demand for
16-gigabyte (GB) and 32GB memory modules. This compares to conventional DRAM
of which 8GB modules using a 30nm-class* process technology are still

“The adoption of ultra-high-speed DDR4 in next-generation server systems this
year will initiate a push toward advanced premium memory across the
enterprise,” said Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president, memory sales &
marketing, Samsung Electronics. “After providing cutting-edge performance with
our timely supply of 16GB DDR3 earlier this year, we are continuing to extend
the premium server market in 2013 and will now focus on higher density and
added performance with 32GB DDR4, and contribute to even greater growth of the
green IT market in 2014.”

In next-generation enterprise servers, the use of higher speed DRAM raises
system level performance and lowers overall power consumption significantly.
By adopting DDR4 memory technology early, OEMs can minimize operational costs
and maximize performance to provide more favorable returns on investments.

Production of Samsung’s 20nm-class 4Gb DDR4 follows the introduction of
50nm-class* 2Gb DDR3 in 2008, culminating in a full-fledged transition to DDR4
for large-scale data centers and other enterprise applications in just five
years. The 4Gb-based DDR4 has the fastest DRAM data transmission rate of 2,667
megabits per second – a 1.25-fold increase over 20nm-class DDR3, while
lowering power consumption by more than 30 percent.

Based on Samsung’s 20nm-class DRAM, the world’s highest performing and
smallest 4Gb DRAM chip, the company has now developed the industry’s largest
lineup of products tailored to applications from servers to mobile devices.
This will provide global customers with the widest range of highly advanced
low-power, high-performance green memory solutions.

Samsung remains committed to advancing the development of next-generation
green memory devices and solutions in IT markets. With innovative
developmental approaches directed at systems, solutions and software (the
three S’s), the company will continue to reinforce its green memory strategy
and maximize the creation of shared value for its customers, while
facilitating further expansion of the green IT marketplace.

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* Editors’ Note: 20nm-class means a process technology node somewhere between
20 and 30 nanometers, 30nm-class means a process technology node somewhere
between 30 and 40 nanometers, and 50nm-class means a process technology node
somewhere between 50 and 60 nanometers.

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