The Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium, led by Micron Technology and Samsung Electronics, on Tuesday said that Microsoft Corp. has joined the consortium. The HMCC is a alliance of equipment makers, enablers and integrators cooperating to develop and implement an open interface standard for new memory technology called the hybrid memory cube. It is unknown whether Microsoft will implement HMC into its Xbox Next, or will just support the tech by Windows operating systems.
"HMC technology represents a major step forward in the direction of increasing memory bandwidth and performance, while decreasing the energy and latency needed for moving data between the memory arrays and the processor cores. Harvesting this solution for various future systems could lead to better and/or novel digital experiences," said KD Hallman, general manager of Microsoft strategic software/silicon architectures.