Samsung preps DDR II DRAM

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Samsung today claims an industry first, a high-density 512Mb DDR-II memory chip. Or rather a prototype, the company says it's developing the part which is it says the first to fully satisfy the new JEDEC DDR-II standard, introduced in March 2002. It will go in to volume production in Q3 2003.

The Korean giant today also announced that IBM has developed a DDR-II memory subs-sytem, which Samsung has validated using early 128Mb DDR-II device prototypes. According to Samsung this validation shows the technology is not flaky. Also it claims this first try-out will 'greatly reduce the lead time for introducing this new design".