2GB DDR2 to become mainstream in 2008

Posted on Saturday, Feb 10 2007 @ 04:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes cites industry sources who claim that DDR2 memory will become mainstream in 2008.
Memory module houses currently put more focus on 2x1GB dual-channel solutions, which consist of two identical 1GB modules, typically using 512Mbit (64x8) chips, offering them at lower prices than "pure" 2GB modules utilizing 1Gbit (128x8) parts, with the price gap exceeding 50% in some cases.

1Gbit DDR2 chips are currently traded in very low volume in the spot and contract markets, representing less than 1% of trading volumes, said DRAMeXchange industry research division director Joyce Yang. Seeing only Samsung offering 1Gbit DDR2 chips, DRAMeXchange expects other DRAM makers to follow when their 70nm production processes reach mature yields, she added.

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