November 15, 2002 in Social Responsibility News

Cray Selects SAMSUNG for Supercomputer Memory Needs

Seoul, Korea - Nov. 15, 2002 : Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the industry's leading supplier of advanced semiconductor memory technology, today announced that global supercomputer leader Cray, Inc. (Nasdaq NM: CRAY) has selected Samsung RDRAM technology for the Cray X1 supercomputer. The Cray expects the X1, which is being formally launched today, to be the world's most powerful supercomputer product.

"Samsung's RDRAM is a crucial component of the Cray X1's balanced high-performance design.
To achieve ultra-high computing speeds in practice, you need more than just fast processors; you also need fast I/O and fast memory like the Samsung RDRAM," said Steve Scott, chief architect of the Cray X1 supercomputer. "We selected Samsung as the exclusive memory provider for the X1 program because of the company's ability to deliver a unique memory solution to match our performance needs. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with Samsung."

The Cray X1 relies on Samsung's RDRAM for its extreme memory performance. With an aggregate memory bandwidth of 6.4 Gbytes per second, the four-channel RDRAM module provides the highest performance memory currently on the market.

"The Cray X1 represents a breakthrough for the supercomputing industry, and Samsung is pleased to have played a critical role in its development," said Tom Quinn, vice president of marketing at Samsung Semiconductor. "By providing the only memory solution that provides the bandwidth necessary to reach peak performance, Samsung is validating its expertise in new advanced memory designs."

The incorporation of Samsung's RDRAM memories into the Cray X1 is a result of a close working relationship between the two companies. Samsung engineers worked with Cray's design teams to develop a customized RDRAM module capable of delivering the exceptional system-level speed and efficiency essential to handling demanding applications, such as real-time climate modeling and simulation.

The Cray X1 is designed to drive advances in aerospace and automotive engineering, national security, and weather and climate prediction. The Cray X1 scales to more than 52 trillions of peak calculations per second (teraflops), and is designed to be substantially faster on real-world problems than competing systems. Customers for the Cray X1 will include government, academic institutions and industry.

About Cray Inc.
Cray is the premier provider of supercomputing solutions for customers' most challenging scientific and engineering problems. Go to www.cray.com for more information about the company.

About Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. is a wholly owned US subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, Samsung Electronics is a mainstay of the global electronics industry.
It is the world's leader in DRAM memory, SRAM memory, and TFT-LCD display products for industrial, mobile and desktop computing applications. Samsung Electronics is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies overall with a full line of semiconductor products including Flash memory, microprocessor and custom ASIC components. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. is located in San Jose, California.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.usa.samsungsemi.com.


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, and digital convergence technology. Samsung Electronics employs approximately 64,000 people in 89 offices in 47 countries. Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of memory chips, Smart Card Chips, Display Driver ICs, TFT-LCDs, CDMA mobile phones, monitors and VCRs. Samsung Electronics consists of four main business units: Digital Media Network, Device Solution Network, Telecommunication Network and Digital Appliance Network Businesses. For more information, please visit the web site, http://samsungelectronics.com

Note to editors: Cray is a registered trademark, and Cray X1 is a trademark of Cray Inc.


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