Samsung develops and validates first 40nm DRAM

Fudzilla writes, "30% more power efficient than 50nm.

Today, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, announced that it has developed and validated the world's first 40 nanometer DRAM chip and module, a 1Gbit DDR2 component and a corresponding 1GByte DDR2 SODIMM. Both have been certified by the Intel Platform Validation program for use with Intel GM45 Express mobile chipsets.

The transition to 40nm process technology in the DRAM industry will drive further reductions in voltage requirements against 50nm chips, and Samsung expects to deliver around power savings of about 30% with the new process."

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