Samsung has increased it's DDR2 output, in order to match the demand generated for Intel's new mobile chipset. In increasing production of DDR2 SO-DIMM (small outline, dual inline memory module) by almost 50 per cent, Samsung believes that customers will want DDR2 in their notebooks because of the myriad benefits it provides, including lower power consumption, cooler operating temperature and improved system performance.
"While notebooks with the new Intel chipset can use either DDR1 or DDR2 memory devices, Samsung is confident that the overwhelming majority of manufacturers will opt for DDR2 SO-DIMMs because of their strong value proposition. As a result, we've begun producing even higher quantities of our DDR2 SO-DIMMs than originally planned to accommodate the increased demand." - Tom Quinn, senior vice president, memory sales and marketing, Samsung Semiconductor.