Elpida unveiled a new series of power-efficient 1 Gigabit DDR3 memory chips:
Currently, the industry's fastest standard DDR3 SDRAM, the DDR3-1600, supports a data transfer rate of up to 1600 Megabits per second (Mbps) while operating at 1.5V. The new DDR3 SDRAM developed by Elpida uses 35% less operating current compared with the company's existing products and can support an operating speed of 2Gbps, which is considerably faster than the industry standard of 1600Mbps at 1.5V. Also, in response to demand for next-generation low-power products Elpida's new device can operate at 1600Mbps using 1.35V.
Elpida's new DDR3 SDRAM is based on advanced 65nm process technology. Sample shipment will start in September 2008 with mass production expected to begin the next month in October.