Samsung announced today that it has begun the
mass production of a new 30nm-class
32GB memory module for green IT systems. This is the first time in the industry that
mass production using 32GB modules and 30nm class chips has started. The 30nm modules
use 4Gb DDR3 DRAM chips.
“With this module, Samsung has secured the highest
level of product and solution competitiveness in the DRAM market for PC, server
and mobile applications,” said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, memory
sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics.
“We also plan to ship more energy-efficient 4Gb
DDR3 DRAM based on 20nm-class* process technology in the second half of this
year, which will significantly expand the rapidly growing market for green IT
memory solutions. Moreover, we intend to keep delivering the greenest memory
products with optimal performance for customers,” he added.
The new modules that Samsung is producing include
32GB RDIMM and 8GB SO-DIMM modules.
The RDIMM modules operate on 1.35V and can perform
at up to 1866Mbps, which is 40% better than the 1333Mbps 40nm class modules
operating at 1.5V. The new modules also consume 18% less power. The 8 GB
SO-DIMM modules operate at up to 2133Mbps at 1.5V.
Samsung expects that almost 10% of its total
DRAM shipments in 2012 will be 4Gb modules.