Samsung begins mass-producing 60nm DRAM parts

By Justin Mann on
The 1GBbit DDR2 60nm DRAM modules that Samsung announced recently have now entered mass production. Starting with densities of 512MB, 1GB and 2GB, they support DDR2-667 and DDR2-800 speeds and are a significant improvement over existing modules, according to Samsung. While initial adoption is expected to be low, Samsung is forecasting $2.3 Billion in sales of 60nm during just the first year of availability and $32 billion a year by 2009. Whether or not the process will help the modules perform any better (unlikely until they reach higher clock speeds) remains to be seen, but some benefits are clearly obvious such as lower power draw.

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