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Samsung Introduces New Generation of High-Efficiency Green Memory Solutions at its "Memory Solutions Forum 2013"

Oct. 16. 2013
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its fifth generation of green memory at the Memory Solutions Forum 2013* at the Shilla hotel in Seoul.

Under a "New Memory Paradigm" theme, Samsung introduced advanced memory solutions optimized especially for next generation data centers that use cloud computing based on a big data platform. This type of infrastructure is rapidly increasing in support of the mobile computing industry. The newly presented fifth generation green memory solutions will help to resolve key data center issues by achieving dramatic performance improvements, securing additional physical space for systems, and saving large amounts of power.

In his keynote, Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president of memory sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics, noted, "With the introduction of these innovative memory solutions that maximize IT investment efficiency, we have set the stage for sharply strengthening the value of advanced memory."

"We will continue to benefit society with the introduction of green IT technology in cooperation with our global partners to lead the global IT industry in creating greater shared value for customers," he added.

Designed to achieve dramatic improvements in investment efficiency by upgrading existing IT systems and suggesting new ones, Samsung's fifth generation of memory includes:


  • Green DDR4, which delivers high speed, low power and high reliability (Samsung announced volume production of these DDR4 modules in late August)
  • A Green PCIe Solid State Drive (SSD) which enhances system efficiency with six times faster performance than that of a 600MB/s SATA SSD
  • A high-efficiency green memory solution that combines green DDR4 with a green PCIe SSD


The Green DDR4 solution achieves a server data transfer speed of 2,133 megabits per second (Mb/s), a leap over DDR3's performance limit of 1,866 Mb/s. This enables a 15 percent performance boost and consumes 24 percent less energy. It also provides a greater amount of error correction in further improving system reliability. Samsung is planning on expanding the high-speed DDR4 DRAM market even more in the future with additional next-generation products and will be able to eventually offer DDR4 with a data transfer speed of 3,200Mb/s, 1.5 times faster than today's DDR4 enterprise products.

Samsung's new green PCIe SSD solution offers a data transfer speed of four gigabytes per second (GB/s), which is six times faster than 600MB/s SATA SSD's, while reducing the delay in data transfer by 67 percent. These performance upgrades further maximize IT return on investment by increasing the level of energy efficiency approximately 2.6 times. Samsung plans to introduce other next-generation PCIe SSDs, based on its new 3D V-NAND technology and a new proprietary NAND controller, at a later date, in further expanding the premium SSD market.   more

Source:Reuters, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley.com, UPI, MarketWatch

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