Micron develops 'Hyper Memory Cube' technology

By Jos
Feb 14, 2011
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  1. Memory-chip maker Micron has unveiled a new hybrid memory technology that it claims should offer a 20-fold performance boost over chips currently used in personal computers, while reducing the size of the chip and consuming about one-tenth of the power. Speaking to Cnet, the company said its development breaks a longstanding problem referred to as the "memory wall" to deliver "a staggering amount of DRAM bandwidth directly to the processor."

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  2. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    Ironically I could see this tech being interfaced via DDR3/4 initially in the consumer market, completely defeating the purpose of the new memory tech (specifically speed, though denser capacity and power consumption advantages *should* still be there).
  3. hitech0101

    hitech0101 TS Guru Posts: 451   +34

    I will go for it if it does offer 20 fold boost as it claims.
  4. Yes, of course you would. However, the cost of production is going to be relatively high and Micron will be capable of charging a very high premium. It really will stay in this market for some time until TSV technology hits mainstream with all chip manufacturers. It's a whole new field, though. For example, putting a logic chip here means they can provide repairability for failed bitlines, integrated error correction, fast caching and integration with other types of memory along the hierachy (such as an SRAM for faster accesses, Phase Change for more density) and ultimately create the 'universal' memory we've been seeking for some time - all one "die".

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