Volume Production to Begin This Year
BOISE, Idaho, May 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Technology, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MU), one of the world's leading providers of advanced
semiconductor solutions, today announced development of its first fully
functional DDR4 DRAM module. The company has begun sampling and has
received feedback from major customers to support quick implementation
for applications in 2013.
It is expected that the enterprise and micro-server markets will take
full advantage of the new features and specifications designed into
DDR4, accelerating early adoption of the technology. In addition, the
fast-growing ultrathin client and tablet markets will also benefit from
new opportunities enabled by the power savings and performance features
of Micron's DDR4.
Codeveloped by Nanya and based on Micron's 30-nanometer (nm)
technology, the 4-gigabit (Gb) DDR4 x8 part is the first piece of what
is expected to be the industry's most complete portfolio of DDR4-based
modules, which will include RDIMMs, LRDIMMs, 3DS, SODIMMs and UDIMMs
(standard and ECC). For the soldered down space, x8, x16, and x32
components will also be available, with initial speeds up to 2400
megatransfers per second (MT/s), increasing to the JEDEC-defined 3200
"With the JEDEC definition for DDR4 very near finalization, we've put
significant effort into ensuring that our first DDR4 product is as
JEDEC-compatible as it can be at this final stage of its development,"
said Brian Shirley, vice president for Micron's DRAM Solutions Group.
"We've provided samples to key partners in the market place with
confidence that the die we give them now is the same die we will take
into mass production."
As JEDEC finalizes the DDR4 specifications, Micron is positioned to
quickly become fully compliant with its 30nm 4Gb DDR4 part. Full
sampling to key partners began earlier this year and volume production
is planned for 4Q12.
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