90 nanometer processing |
"By rapidly moving to 90nm production technology in the production of 1Gb main memory, we are leading the way in attaining the highest density modules afforded by smaller geometries and accompanying manufacturing refine-ments," said Jon Kang, senior vice president, technical marketing, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Last month, the Samsung 90nm 1Gb DDR2 400/533 DRAM chip passed Intel Corporation's supplier component validation testing, after completing the company's own component qualification process.
Samsung 'combo die' methodology
Further increasing its economies of scale, Samsung has integrated its 90nm processes to allow the use of a "combo die" methodology for varying production levels of 1Gb DDR1 and 1Gb DDR2 by changing masks. Samsung will manufacture high-density modules with x4, x8 and x16 versions of the new 90nm 1Gb monolithic device for the server market to take full advantage of 64-bit computing environments. According to market analyst firm Dataquest, the 1Gb DRAM market will grow rapidly, from $1.3 billion in 2005 to $17 billion by 2008 at a CAGR of 105 percent.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 113,000 people in over 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs.