Hynix debuts 275MHz 4Mb x 16 DDR SDRAM

Aimed at graphics apps

Hynix has begun producing 64Mb DDR SDRAM chips in 4Mb x 16 configuration.

Fabbed at 0.18 micron and designed to operate at 2.5V, the chips can run at 200, 233, 250 or 275MHz.

The new parts are aimed at graphics applications - expect to see them coupled with the likes of Nvidia's GeForce 3 and ATI's Radeon - which account for around 20 per cent of Hynix's DRAM business, the company said.

Hynix - or Hyundai, as it used to be called - will also target the parts at high-end networking devices, such at 10GBps Optical Ethernet switches and routers.

The 4Mb x 16 part is sampling now at $10 a pop. Volume pricing will be $5, Hynix said. ®