August 17, 2001 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics to Mass Produce DDR333 Memory Chips

SEOUL, Korea August 16, 2001 Samsung Electronics has applied the 0.15-micron design rule to mass produce a 128Mb and 256Mb double-data-rate (DDR) DRAM* that transmits data at 333Mbps. Samples are now available for the both products.

Samsung's new device, which operates at 166MHz, is 2.5 times faster than the PC133 synchronous DRAM and 25% faster than the DDR266 that operates at 133MHz. The DDR333 devices are expected to meet demands of network and graphic markets. And moreover, the high-density 256Mb device is ideal for high-performance servers, desktop and notebook PCs that operate on CPUs at speeds of 1.5GHz and higher. Samsung also aims to secure a leading position in fast-growing markets for such advanced multimedia products as game consoles, digital TVs and set-top boxes.

The company is now well positioned to maintain its technology leadership and expand its share of the markets for both Rambus DRAMs and high-speed DDR main memory chips. Samsung recorded over 40% market share for the first half of 2001 in DDR sales worldwide. The company will expand its DDR portfolio from the current 5% to 20% of DRAMs by year's end. This is in line with Samsung's marketing strategy to shift to high-density, high-performance devices in order to weather the sharp downturn in the memory market.

* Part numbers for DDR333 devices
1. 128Mb DDR333 ( 8Mb x 16): K4H281638D-TCB3
2. 256Mb DDR333 (64Mb x 4): K4H560438C-TCB3
3. 256Mb DDR333 ( 32Mb x 8): K4H560838C-TCB3

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductors, the consumer electronics industry, and digital convergence technology. Samsung employs approximately 66,000 people in 46 countries. The company is the world's largest producer of memory chips, TFT-LCDs, CDMA mobile phones and monitors and the sixth-largest manufacturer of mobile phones. Samsung Electronics consists of four main business units: Digital Media, Semiconductor, Information & Communications, and Home Appliance Businesses. For more information, please visit the web site, http://samsungelectronics.com


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