Micron Technology revealed Monday that it has begun producing large numbers of DDR2 chips, a new generation of memory for computers.

The DDR2 memory standard is a higher-performance, less-power-hungry successor to double data rate, synchronous dynamic RAM (DDR SDRAM), created by the JEDEC consortium. It can transfer more data per second than DDR, according to Micron, which promises better overall performance for computers with high-speed processors.

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