Samsung introduced the industry’s first 30nm-class 2GB DDR4 module in December 2010, and previously with groundbreaking innovatons like the first DDR DRAM in 1997, first DDR2 DRAM in 2001 and first DDR3 using 80nm-class technology in 2005. With these successes in pioneering in the industry, Samsung is now at it again with 16GB DDR4 Server Memory Modules. These Chips promise excellent performance with highest density, and this is aimed at enhancing performance of high-end servers.
“By launching these new high-density DDR4 modules, Samsung is embracing closer technical cooperation with key CU and server companies for development of nextgeneration green IT systems. Samsung will also aggressively move to establish the premium memory market for advanced applications including enterprise systems and maintain the competitive edge for Samsung Green Memory Products, while working on providing 20 nanometer clasbased DDR4 DRAM in the future.” Said Wanhoon Honh, Executive Vice President, Memory sales and marketing.
DDR4 technology which is a new circuit architecture for computing systems, gives the highest performance among memory products available for today’s computing systems, which by next year will reach twice the current 1,600mbps 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 Joint Electron Device Engineering Council (JEDEC) 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. Samsung is set to expand the overall premium memory market with mass production of its most advanced 20nm-class based DDR4 DRAM products, which will be available sometime next year at densities up to 32GB.