Samsung has developed its first 40 nanometer DRAM memory chip which consumes 30 percent less power than its current 50nm modules. While the company is paving the way for the new memory technology, it could be offering DDR4 chips sooner than analysts expected.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd has developed its first 40 nanometer DRAM memory chip which consumes 30 percent less power than its current 50nm modules. While the company is paving the way for the new memory technology, it could be offering DDR4 chips sooner than analysts expected. The new chips will be available later this year.
“Securing extremely advanced technology and system/platform validated operability underscores our commitment as a technology leader to deploying the most efficient means of producing DRAM in the marketplace,” vice president Kevin Lee, technical marketing at Samsung, said in a statement.
DRAM memory chips can run cooler at lower nanometers, but this technology is recently new. While the Samsung 40nm DRAM module uses 30 percent less power, it can also drive further reductions in voltage against its current 50-nm class chip. The power savings are totally remarkable and do pave the way to develop the first DDR4 memory chip.
The 40-nanometer chip is a 1 GB (gigabyte) memory component and can be used in a 1 GB 800 Mb/s DDR2 module for notebooks. It already has Intel’s GM45 chipset validation and Samsung is already developing a 2 GB version.
Technology today is defiantly about the era of power consumption. Even the new processors made by Intel and AMD are seeking lower nanometers to help reduce power consumption and heat. A lower nanometer technology chip doesn’t require as many heat recommendations as cooling paste and heat sinks as their predecessors do.
For example, mobile cell phones now are using processors that offer lower power consumption to save battery time. Mobile processors are more advanced and offer insights into how well a chip can perform without any cooling accessories.
Experts say that technology advances every 7 seconds. There is probably some engineer already testing a 20nm DDR4 memory chip. Chances are, they are probably working at Samsung.