Memory

Though the formal specification has yet to be ratified by JEDEC, the memory industry as a whole is already gearing up for the upcoming launch of the next generation of High Bandwidth Memory, HBM3. Following announcements earlier this summer from controller IP vendors like Synopsys and Rambus, this morning SK Hynix is announcing that it has finished development of its HBM3 memory technology – and according to the company, becoming the first memory vendor to do so. With controller IP and now the memory itself nearing or at completion, the stage is being set for formal ratification of the standard, and eventually for HBM3-equipped devices to start rolling out later in 2022. Overall, the relatively lightweight press release from SK Hynix is roughly equal parts...

Micron Kicks Off Mass Production of 12 Gb LPDDR4X DRAM Chips

Micron this week announced that it had started mass production of its first LPDDR4X memory devices using its second-generation 10 nm-class process technology. The new memory devices offer standard...

10 by Anton Shilov on 11/8/2018

U.S. Government Indicts Chinese DRAM Maker JHICC on Industrial Espionage; Bans Exports To Firm

The U.S. Department of Commerce this week banned U.S. exports to a China-based maker of DRAM. The DoC believes that Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company (also known as Fujian...

58 by Anton Shilov on 11/1/2018

Silicon Power Enters Market of Enthusiast-Class DRAM with DDR4-4133

Silicon Power currently offers a broad range of products that span from memory cards to SSDs and from power banks to headphones. For several years the company has been...

9 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2018

Intel's Response: Micron’s Control of 3D XPoint Fab Will Not Disrupt Optane Roadmap

Intel late on Friday said that Micron’s intention to gain full control of the IMFT joint venture will not interrupt its plans concerning products based on 3D XPoint memory...

26 by Anton Shilov on 10/22/2018

Samsung Shows Off 256 GB DDR4 RDIMM: Coming to Servers Soon

Samsung this week demonstrated its first 256 GB memory module for upcoming servers. The new Registered DIMM (RDIMM) is based on Samsung’s 16 Gb DDR4 memory devices introduced earlier...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/19/2018

What Next for 3D XPoint? Micron to Buy Intel's Share in 3D XPoint Fab

Micron on Thursday announced plans to acquire Intel’s stake in IM Flash Technologies, a joint venture between the two companies. IM Flash owns a fab near Lehi, Utah, which...

34 by Anton Shilov on 10/18/2018

Cadence & Micron DDR5 Update: 16 Gb Chips on Track for 2019

Earlier this year Cadence and Micron performed the industry’s first public demonstration of next-generation DDR5 memory. At a TSMC event earlier this month the two companies provided some updates...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/17/2018

Intel to Support 128GB of DDR4 on Core 9th Gen Desktop Processors

One of today’s announcements threw up an interesting footnote worthy of further investigation. With its latest products, HP announced that their mainstream desktop platforms would be shipped with up...

24 by Ian Cutress on 10/15/2018

G.Skill Announces DDR4-4800 and DDR4-4500 Kits for Z390 Boards

Every major CPU platform announcement brings a host of new motherboards and faster memory modules to the market. The launch of Intel’s 9th Gen Core processors and Z390 chipset...

30 by Anton Shilov on 10/12/2018

Intel Veteran Becomes Chairman of Toshiba Memory

Toshiba Memory Corp. (TMC) on Thursday disclosed that Stacy Smith, a former high-ranking exec of Intel, was appointed executive chairman, effective October 1. Mr. Smith brings a wealth of...

3 by Anton Shilov on 10/11/2018

G.Skill Unveils 32 GB Trident Z RGB DC DDR4: Double Height, Double Capacity Memory

G.Skill has announced its new 32 GB “Double Capacity” memory modules. The Trident Z RGB DC DIMMs are compatible only with select Z390 motherboards from ASUS, and while they...

7 by Anton Shilov on 10/11/2018

Colorful Enters DRAM Module Business: Generic Colorfire & Custom iGame DIMMs

Colorful has introduced its first memory modules, officially adding a new product category that will complement its graphics cards, motherboards, and SSDs. The initial lineup consists of generic DIMMs...

4 by Anton Shilov on 10/1/2018

Double Height, Double Capacity DDR4? ZADAK's New 32 GB UDIMMs

ZADAK, a maker of memory modules from Taiwan, has reportedly published photos of its upcoming unbuffered memory modules featuring a 32 GB capacity. The UDIMMs and SO-DIMMs are the...

22 by Anton Shilov on 9/28/2018

Team Group's Quick Memory: T-Force Xtreem DDR4-4300 / DDR4-4500 CL18

Team Group has introduced its new dual-channel DDR4 memory kits for overclockers - the new T-Force Xtreem kits operate at 4300 MT/s and 4500 MT/s data transfer rates. Team Group’s...

13 by Anton Shilov on 9/20/2018

Toshiba Memory and Western Digital Open Fab 6 and New Memory R&D Center

Toshiba Memory and Western Digital on Wednesday officially opened up their new Fab 6 and Memory R&D Center. Both facilities are located at their Yokkaichi operations site that now...

6 by Anton Shilov on 9/20/2018

Samsung Adds 32 GB UDIMMs to Memory Lineup

Samsung has quietly added 32 GB unbuffered DDR4 memory modules to its lineup of products. The UDIMMs are based on the company’s 16 Gb chips, which were introduced earlier...

19 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2018

Micron to Expand Its Fab 6 in Virginia, Build New R&D Center

Micron this week announced plans to expand production of DRAM and NAND memory at its fab in Manassas, Virginia. In total, Micron intends to invest $3 billion into the...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Nanotubes as DRAM from Nantero, a Live Blog

Lots of different types of 'RAM' have been in the news, most noticably Intel's Optane memory and a couple of weeks ago at Flash Memory Summit we had the...

19 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Inno3D Releases iChill Memory Modules with RGB LEDs, Up to DDR4-4000

Inno3D is primarily known for its graphics cards featuring highly custom cooling systems, but apparently the company has decided to expand its business beyond that. This week Inno3D introduced...

2 by Anton Shilov on 8/14/2018

Flash Memory Summit, Western Digital Keynote Live Blog

Second Keynote for us: Western Digital

0 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

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