Some good news from Samsung, the memory giant has finished work on the 70nm process it started over a year ago, releasing a 512MB DDR2 Module based on the new technology. This is a step ahead of all other PC SDRAM at the moment, and Samsung claims that yields can nearly double. Meaning, of course, smaller, faster, cheaper and better. We will see modules of 512MB and above based on the new process appearing a little less than a year from now, though I suspect by then many other manufacturers will have followed suit. RAM continues to increase in speed, and without reductions in process size we'd end up needing beefier cooling on the chips, something we still see rarely today.
Samsung's in between step, 80nm modules, still ahead of most manufacturers, is already being released.