We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
78,821 News Articles

Samsung develops 1GB handheld chip

Mobile DRAM boost for cameras and consoles

Samsung Electronics has developed a thin, low-power 1GB chip for portable devices such as cameras, media players and game consoles.

The 1GB Mobile DRAM (dynamic random access memory) chip, which the South Korean manufacturer claims is an industry first using 80 nanometer process technology, will start shipping in the second quarter of 2007, the company said today.

The chip has a new temperature-sensing feature that maximizes the self-refresh cycle to reduce power drain in standby mode by 30 percent over conventional memory chip designs, according to Samsung.

In addition, the chip is at least 20 percent thinner than a multi-stack package of 512MB dies, enabling a single high-density package system of 1.5GB or even 2GB Mobile DRAM memory, the company said.

The new Samsung chip can also be combined with Flash memory via package-on-package designs.


IDG UK Sites

Android One vs Android Silver vs Google Nexus: What is the difference?

IDG UK Sites

Apple updates MacBook Pro line-up: Price cuts & spec boosts for 6 MacBook Pro models

IDG UK Sites

Long live the internet fridge: the Internet of Things is coming

IDG UK Sites

How Prometheus' colourist Juan Ignacio Cabrera gave a tense, edgy feel to Chosen