Micron Introduces Highest Density DDR3 Components and Modules

Micron Technology has announced the industry's first 2 gigabit DDR3 component. Micron's newest DRAM innovation is the highest density DDR3 component available on the market.

By using 2Gb components, Micron can enable 8GB and 16GB modules for servers and 4GB modules for desktop and notebook PCs, which are the industry's highest density DDR3 modules available. This increase in memory density is suitable for optimizing today's memory intensive operating systems. Micron is now sampling modules based on its 2Gb DDR3 component for server, desktop and notebook applications. Commercial availability for the product is planned for the first quarter of 2008.

Micron's 78 nanometer 2Gb DDR3 memory technology provides increased speeds of up to 1333 megabits per second, enabling better system and graphics performance, which provides for a more interactive user experience. For example, when operating at peak performance, DDR3 can transfer a 100, 000-page document in approximately one second. And by reducing supply voltage from 1.8 volts to 1.5 volts, Micron's 2Gb DDR3 provides a 20-30 percent memory power savings when compared to DDR2 technology. Further memory power savings can also be realized by using fewer components on a module, approximately 40 to 50 percent depending on module form factor. Reduced memory power consumption can save money on cooling costs in data center server systems and prolong battery life in notebook applications.

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