Samsung today announced that it has begun mass producing 667MHz DDR2 DRAM memory. Designed for faster data transfer in desktop and notebook PCs, workstations and servers, DDR2-667 has 25 percent greater bandwidth than the fastest main memory available today.
The new Samsung DDR2-667 device will optimize performance in both single-core and new dual-core processors.
"We've been the clear leader in state-of-the-art, DDR2 solutions, having delivered hundreds of millions of DDR2 components since we initiated volume shipments last April," said Tom Quinn, senior vice president, memory sales and marketing, Samsung Semiconductor. "We're driving the production of our 667MHz devices using our 90 nanometer process technology on 300mm wafers."
In addition to increased system performance, DDR2-667 also will provide additional benefit to the notebook market because it offers 30 percent less power consumption than DDR400.
Samsung's DDR2-667 is available now in 256Mb and 512Mb versions. A 1 Gb version is expected late this year.
Late last year, research analyst iSuppli Corporation projected that the DDR2 market will grow from 35 percent of total DRAM production this year to 68 percent in 2006.