June 21, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics Announces Advanced Graphics Memory for High-end Multimedia Applications

Seoul, Korea, June 21 , 2005 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that it has developed the industry's fastest 2.0 gigabit per second (Gbps) 90 nanometer (nm) 512Mb graphics double data rate 3 (GDDR3) dynamic random access memory (DRAM).

Samsung's new 2.0Gbps high-speed graphics solution runs at up to 8.0GigaBytes per second (GBps), which is 70 percent faster than the conventional 1.2Gbps device, making it ideal for high-quality images and fast animation in PCs, workstations and high-end game consoles.
Samsung also initiated mass production of its 1.6Gbps 512Mb GDDR3, which was developed in December 2004. Generating 6.4GBps transmission rates, the 1.6Gbps GDDR3 is available in graphic cards with a maximum density of 1GB by combining sixteen monolithic 512Mb GDDR3s together. The new GDDR3 incorporates a JEDEC standard 136-ball package.

512Mb GDDR3 is expected to support the faster data transmission rate for higher resolution images in next generation game consoles.

Samsung's technology diversification strategy is reflected in its comprehensive graphics memory line up. Since introducing the industry's first 1.0Gbps 128Mbit GDDR1/GDDR2 in 2002, Samsung has now become the first to secure a full line up of GDDR memory technology.

Market research firm, Mercury Research, predicts that the global Graphics DRAM market will increase 43 percent to $1.5 billion ( US ) in 2005 and exceed $2 billion ( US ) in 2006.

Samsung's 1.6Gbps 90nm 512Mb GDDR3 DRAMs are available now in volume production worldwide.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 113,000 people in over 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.


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