Micron finally launching its HBM2 later this year

Posted on Monday, Mar 30 2020 @ 11:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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While listening to Micron's most recent earnings call, AnandTech picked up that the memory maker will soon introduce its first HBM2 chips. The company as far behind Samsung and SK Hynix but it seems companies will soon have a third option in the HBM market. In the consumer market, HBM use is limited to a small number of high-end video cards but the memory is seeing more uptake in the lucrative HPC market. The site notes Micron started developing its HBM2 technology when it became clear that Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) was a bust.
In the end, is has taken Micron around two years to develop its first HBM2 memory devices, and these will finally become available in 2020. Given the broad, financial nature of the call, Micron isn't disclosing the specifications of its first HBM2 devices at this time, though it is a safe bet that the underlying DRAM cells will be produced using the company’s 2nd or 3rd Generation 10 nm-class process technologies (1y or 1z). Meanwhile, Micron will obviously do its best to be competitive against Samsung and SK Hynix both in terms of performance and capacity.


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