Menu
How dense can you get?

How dense can you get?

Micron Technology is billing a soon-to-be-available 16GB DRAM memory chip as the densest server-memory module on the market. Commercial availability is slated for later this year.

US-based Micron Technology, which sells to server manufacturers, says its new memory module features 72 2-gigabit double data rate 2 (DDR2) dies, which are packaged as 36, 4-gigabit TwinDie components.

Micron says its proprietary TwinDie stacking technology offers fewer and shorter connection routes to the chips, which enable faster access to data in the memory. The retention, reliability and availability of data in computer memory are of concern to enterprises with large amounts of data to process, such as banks or shopping websites.

The 16GB module offers twice the capacity of memory modules available today, says Micron’s senior manager of strategic marketing and product development, Kevin Kilbuck. "We’re ahead of the pack in terms of density."

Micron's move is seen as an "aggressive" market play by Shane Rau, a chip industry analyst at IDC. "It’s in keeping with how server makers are keeping up with demand for memory." The forecast for the average amount of memory capacity in mid-range servers shipped by the end of 2006 is 38GB, up 60 percent from an average 24GB in 2005, he says, citing IDC research.

While Micron's new module is the densest in the industry to date, Rau anticipates "it will be closely followed by other competitors”.

Micron's rivals in the memory module market include Germany’s Qimonda; Hynix Semiconductor of South Korea; and Japan’s Samsung Electronics.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags memoryhardwarechips

Events

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

This year’s Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards were held as an integral part of the first entirely virtual Emerging Leaders​ forum, an annual event dedicated to identifying, educating and showcasing the New Zealand technology market’s rising stars. The 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 recognised the outstanding achievements and business excellence of 30 talented individuals​, across both young leaders and those just starting out. In this slideshow, Reseller News honours this year's winners and captures their thoughts about how their ideas of leadership have changed over time.​

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners
Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security

Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security

This exclusive Reseller News Exchange event in Auckland explored the challenges facing the partner community on the cloud security frontier, as well as market trends, customer priorities and how the channel can capitalise on the opportunities available. In association with Arrow, Bitdefender, Exclusive Networks, Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security
Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomed 2019 inductees - Leanne Buer, Ross Jenkins and Terry Dunn - to the fourth running of the Reseller News Hall of Fame lunch, held at the French Cafe in Auckland. The inductees discussed the changing face of the IT channel ecosystem in New Zealand and what it means to be a Reseller News Hall of Fame inductee. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch
Show Comments