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Elpida Preps Sample Shipments of 25 nm, 4 Gb DRAM

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Elpida recently said that it successfully produced prototypes of 4 Gb SDRAM memory chips in 25 nm.

The company previously announced 2 Gb chips that began shipping in limited quantities in July. According to Elpida, the new 4 Gb chips will succeed the company's current 4 Gb, 30 nm DDR3 product line and deliver 45 percent greater production efficiency and run at 25 to 30 percent reduced operating current or 30 to 50 percent less standby current.

The manufacturer did not say when the memory will be entering mass production, but noted that sample shipments should be available by the end of the year. Elpida said that the new technologies caters to the "explosive" growth in demand for DRAM memory in devices that enable "instantaneous processing of music, pictures, video and other high-density data." These smaller memory chips will initially target especially ultra-compact products such as tablets and tablets.

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    Paul Tomato , October 11, 2011 9:11 PM
    Both tablets AND tablets?!? WOW - that's AMAZING!!!!!
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    Paul Tomato , October 11, 2011 9:11 PM
    Both tablets AND tablets?!? WOW - that's AMAZING!!!!!
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    igot1forya , October 11, 2011 9:27 PM
    Paul TomatoBoth tablets AND tablets?!? WOW - that's AMAZING!!!!!

    The author is talking about both the electronic kind and the stone kind... ...or maybe the medicinal kind?
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    andrewfy , October 11, 2011 9:53 PM
    The differences between Flash and DRAM are really pronounced. Here's hoping Moore's law continues to scale.
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    mrecio , October 11, 2011 10:04 PM
    Igot1foryaThe author is talking about both the electronic kind and the stone kind... ...or maybe the medicinal kind?


    nope that's a typo. Wouldn't be a Tom's article without it.
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    LukeCWM , October 11, 2011 10:26 PM
    Aww, and I was really hoping they would be used in tablets too. =[
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    Eman25th , October 12, 2011 12:02 AM
    maybe Cell phones and Tables? :) 
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    lunyone , October 12, 2011 1:56 AM
    Quote:
    These smaller memory chips will initially target especially ultra-compact products such as tablets and tablets.

    So much for proof-reading the article :)  Lol!
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    lunyone , October 12, 2011 1:57 AM
    Quote:
    These smaller memory chips will initially target especially ultra-compact products such as tablets and tablets.

    So much for proof-reading the article :)  Lol!
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    tanjo , October 12, 2011 2:46 AM
    Start releasing cheaper 8GB and soon 16GB sticks.
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    eddieroolz , October 12, 2011 2:50 AM
    Will we have 8GB/16GB sticks soon?
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    Lutfij , October 12, 2011 3:00 AM
    :lol:  typo's