Micron to launch 16GB DDR2 memory this year

Posted on Thursday, Aug 31 2006 @ 12:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
By late 2006 we can expect the first 16GB DDR2 memory modules from Micron:
Current 8 GB stacked-die memory modules can be found in online stores listed on Froogle for about $2000, with the main portion of the market exceeding $5000 for 8 GB modules and 2 x 4GB kits. The 16 GB module will continue the tradition of high-end pricing and exceed the 8 GB generation by a substantial margin. According to Micron spokeswoman Kirstin Bordner, high-density memory devices are typically priced "witin the $200 - $300 range."

Considering that the 16 GB memory has 72 components (36 twin-dies) potential buyers should expect a price somewhere between $14,400 and $21,600 per module.


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