Samsung Develops World's First DDR4 DRAM

Samsung Electronics has developed DDR4 DRAM memory chips for the first time in the world, the company announced on Tuesday.

Considered the next generation of memory modules, DDR4 DRAM is two times faster than DDR3 DRAM, which currently dominates the global market. The new chips can reduce power consumption in PCs by 40 percent compared to DDR3 DRAM.

Last month Samsung successfully developed 2GB DDR4 DRAM for desktop PCs using 30 nanometer-class process technology. The firm plans to commercially produce the new modules for PCs as well as servers after 2012 to maintain its lead in the DRAM market.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 05, 2011 11:57 KST