Hynix licenses ISi Z-Ram technology

Posted on Friday, Aug 17 2007 @ 03:08 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hynix announced it has licensed the Z-RAM technology for future DRAM memory chips:
Z-RAM was initially developed as the world’s lowest-cost embedded memory technology for logic-based ICs such as mobile chipsets, microprocessors, networking and other consumer applications.

Z-RAM-based DRAMs will use a single transistor bitcell – rather than a combination of transistors and capacitor elements – representing the first fundamental DRAM bitcell change since the invention of the DRAM in the early 1970s.

Although AMD was the first major licensee of Z-RAM technology, Hynix is the first with plans to bring the Z-RAM technology to the DRAM market. Both Interactive Silicon and Hynix are committing considerable engineering resources to work side-by-side on the program.

“Z-RAM promises to provide an elegant approach to manufacture dense DRAMs on nanometer processes,” said Sung-Joo Hong, VP of R&D Division at Hynix. “We see the potential to create a new platform of products based on ISi’s innovation of Z-RAM that will help us maintain and grow our leadership position in the memory market.”

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