Samsung unveils 1 Gigabit DRAM

Part based on 0.13 micron process

Samsung yesterday confirmed it has produced a 1Gb SDRAM part using a 0.13 micron process. The company said the part was ready to go into production, but it did not say when it will begin to do so. More likely it will use the technology for 128Mb and 256Mb parts, making them more competitive with rival DRAM vendors' chips -- Samsung is betting that prices for 128Mb and 256Mb parts will fall as quickly as those of 16Mb and 64Mb parts did. The move also allows the company to extend the life of its existing 0.18 micron production equipment. ®

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