- About Us
- Nano-Social Network
- Nano Consulting
- My Account
Elpida Memory, Inc. (Elpida)(TOKYO:6665), Japan's leading global supplier of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), announced today that it has developed a shrunken version of its 1-gigabit DDR2 SDRAM that delivers 20%(1) more chips from a single 300mm wafer. Volume production of the new shrunken chip is expected to begin before the end of 2008 and will be shared among Elpida's Hiroshima Plant, its Taiwan-based Rexchip joint venture and its manufacturing partner PSC.
The chip size shrink was made possible by applying new architecture to first-generation 65nm process products to achieve a reduced chip size. Using its own 65nm process that has already demonstrated high yields and productivity, Elpida estimates that costs for the shrunken version of 65nm products will be about 20% less compared to first-generation products. Moreover, as the migration to 50nm process technology leads to higher wafer processing costs due to the need for capital expenditures, Elpida believes its new 65nm process-based chip will be cost competitive with 50nm products already announced by other DRAM makers.
Also, Elpida has reached the final stage of developing a 50nm process and plans to complete work in November. The company intends to begin volume production as early as late December this year, ahead of its earlier January-March 2009 timetable. The migration to 50nm products having a chip size of below 40mm2 should further increase performance and lower costs by making it possible to improve productivity roughly 50% compared with the 65nm shrunken version.
The successful development of the new chip shrink now gives Elpida flexibility in making capital spending decisions and choosing manufacturing process composition in response to either prolonged sluggishness in the DRAM market or a relatively early recovery.
(1) A 60% increase in chips compared with wafers for 70nm process products
About Elpida Memory, Inc.
Elpida Memory, Inc. (TOKYO:6665) is a leading manufacturer of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) integrated circuits. The company’s design, manufacturing and sales operations are backed by world class technological expertise. Its 300mm manufacturing facilities, consisting of its Hiroshima Plant and a Taiwan-based joint venture, Rexchip Electronics, utilize the most advanced manufacturing technologies available. Elpida’s portfolio features such characteristics as high-density, high-speed, low power and small packaging profiles. The company provides DRAM solutions across a wide range of applications, including high-end servers, mobile phones and digital consumer electronics.
formation in this news release is current as of the timing of the release, but may be revised later without notice.
For more information, please click here
Elpida Memory, Inc. (Japan)
Corporate Communication Group
Copyright © Business Wire 2008If you have a comment, please Contact us.
Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.
|Related News Press|
News and information
NUS researchers achieve major breakthrough in flexible electronics: New classes of printable electrically conducting polymer materials make better electrodes for plastic electronics and advanced semiconductor devices January 14th, 2017
Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits December 16th, 2016
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Demonstrates Industry-Leading 56Gbps Long-Reach SerDes on Advanced 14nm FinFET Process Technology: Proven ASIC IP solution will enable significant performance and power efficiency improvements for next-generation high-speed applications December 13th, 2016