December 08, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics Solidifies Server Memory Market Leadership with 8GB Product Offering

Seoul, Korea, December 8, 2005 : Samsung Electronics
Co., Ltd., a leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced
that it has solidified its leadership position in the server memory market
with a new 8GB product offering. Following the introduction of its 8GB
Registered Dual In-line Memory Module (R-DIMM) in October, Samsung has
now increased the density of its Fully Buffered Dual In-line Memory Module
product line-up (FB-DIMM) to include 8GBs by adopting 80 nanometer 2Gb
DDR for high-speed servers. This represents a significant leap forward
in advanced server memory architecture.



OEMs that use Samsung's high-density memory can increase the amount of
installed memory and keep slots in reserve for future upgrades. Samsung
memory such as the new 8GB FB-DIMM is ideal for space-constrained applications
in blade and 1U servers.



The FB-DIMM architecture overcomes the previous limitation of two-to-four
module capacity per channel. A FB-DIMM system's DRAM module content can
be increased to as many as eight modules without reducing the speed. The
new system can also process an increased amount of data at the same time
with the advanced memory buffer (AMB) chip connecting each module in the
system point to point. As a result, the server market demand for high
density DRAMs is expected to increase significantly



With Samsung's high-density memory modules, designers can take full advantage
of increased memory support in the latest server operating system to maximize
performance. In addition, Samsung is offering next-generation memory solutions
such as the 8GB FB-DIMM to allow servers to benefit from ultimate memory
density and bandwidth.



Samsung's complete product portfolio includes all variations of DRAM memory
from DDR to DDR2, and R-DIMMs to FB-DIMMs with densities ranging from
512MB all the way to 8GBs.



The FB-DIMM standard has been adopted by JEDEC, providing designers a
choice between R-DIMM and FB-DIMM for next generation DRAM and system
design. It is designed to add an AMB chip to the existing DRAM module,
enabling the DRAM within the module to communicate with the system through
this AMB chip.



Market research firm, Dataquest, has forecasted that the worldwide server
DRAM market will have an expected market size of 34.1Bln megabytes in
2006.
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



Reference Data





* FB-DIMM





-
DRAM module designed to support the high capacity/ high
speed memory specifications for next-generation servers


-
The existing Server architecture reduces the number of memory slots
per channel from four to two in order to apply the memory bus structure
to a high speed environment.


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To overcome these limitations, FB-DIMM technology enables high speed
and high capacity by embedding a buffer chip with a serial link function
into a DRAM module where it acts as a mediator between the DRAM and
the Host (memory controller) (DRAM and the Host don't communicate
directly, but through a buffer)


-
The newly developed 8 gigabyte FB-DIMM is structured as 2Gb DDR2-533/667

Data transmission speed per line is 4.2~5.3Gbps


 
※ 4GB FB-DIMM has 32 one-gigabit DDR2,

8GB FB-DIMM has 32 two-gigabit DDR2 embedded




* RDIMM (Registered Dual In-line Memory Module)





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Memory module with a resistor for control signal, which is a DRAM
module mainly used for servers and workstations.


 
※ 36 1Gb DDRs are embedded in 4GB RDIMM




* 2 Gigabit DRAM market outlook (Gartner Dataquest.
Aug., 2005)





 





($)

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010


Total
DRAM Market

26.4 Billion

20.6 Billion

32.1 Billion

24.9 Billion

23.1 Billion





2 Gigabit
DRAM Market

0.15 Billion

 0.66 Billion

3.48 Billion

5.74 Billion

10.3 Billion


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