November 10, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics Now Mass Producing First 90nm 512Mb Mobile DRAM

Seoul, Korea – November 10 , 2005 : Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced that it has started to mass produce 512Mb DRAM (dynamic random access memory) for mobile products, using 90nm circuitry. This marks the first time that 512Mb mobile DRAM will be available anywhere and the first time that nano-scale process technology will be used in the production of any mobile DRAM.
Mobile phones require high bandwidth for processing 3D graphics. Samsung's 512Mb mobile DRAM transmits data in a 32-bit stream and can process it at 1.3 GB per second, greatly improving the capability of a mobile product to accommodate richly textured images.
Samsung can also provide a one gigabyte memory capacity for mobile devices when two of its new 512Mb DRAMs are stacked together in a dual-die package, to meet anticipated short-term demand for additional mobile memory.
With the increasing demand of 3D graphic images on mobile phones and 5Mpixel and higher resolution camera phones, the overall data processing requirements on mobile handsets are exceeding 1GBs per second for data rate and 512Mb for density levels.
Moreover, mobile DRAM can provide up to a 50 percent reduction in power consumption over the conventional SDRAM.
According to Dataquest, the volume of mobile phones shipped worldwide will grow an average of 9% per year between 2005 and 2010. Demand for mobile DRAM will soar an average of 114% annually over the same period, indicating tremendous further growth in memory output over the next several years.
The new 512Mb mobile DRAM adds to Samsung's leadership in continuing to produce the most advanced next-generation memory technologies. For example, last month, the company developed the first GDDR4 (graphics double data rate 4 th generation) memory.
Samsung Electronics, also the first to develop a 90nm 512Mb mobile DRAM (announced in January), is the world's largest maker of memory devices. It leads the market in the production of next-generation chips.




Reference Data


Worldwide Mobile Phone Memory Consumption 2004-2010 (Gartner Dataquest, 10/2005)

Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipment Forecast (millions of units)









2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

CAGR





3G and above

158

193

367

364

500

634

817

31.5%





Total

674

779

848

914

981

1,042

1,108

8.6%











Global Market Forecast for Mobile DRAMs in Mobile Phone (256Mb Eq, millions of units)








2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

CAGR





3G and above

37

94

217

555

1,185

2,593

4,780

125%





Total

55

169

408

856

1,587

3,126

5,338

114%









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, 6 00 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 a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.


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