DDR4 to become the dominant DRAM tech this year

Posted on Monday, Apr 17 2017 @ 17:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Market researchers from IC Insights predict DDR4 will become the dominant DRAM technology this year. The DDR4 memory technology accounted for 45 percent of total DRAM sales in 2016 and is expected to reach 58 percent this year. JEDEC finalized the DDR4 specification in September 2012 and the first modules shipped about two years later.
Previously, DDR3 DRAM including low-power versions used in tablets, smartphones and notebooks accounted for 84% of total DRAM sales in 2014 and 76% in 2015, but in 2016, DDR4 price premiums evaporated and prices fell to nearly the same ASP as DDR3 DRAMs. A growing number of microprocessors, like Intel's newest 14nm x86 Core processors, now contain DDR4 controllers and interfaces. As a result, IC Insights expects DDR4 to become the dominant DRAM generation in 2017 with 58% market share versus 39% for DDR3.
More details at DigiTimes.


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