April 22, 1999 in Social Responsibility News

Samsung First With Intel Validation for RambusR DRAM

SEOUL, Korea - April 22, 2000 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.`s Rambus DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory), or RDRAM, successfully passed the Rambus DRAM Validation Test conducted by Intel, making Samsung the first company in the industry to receive such validation for its mass-produced samples. This test program provided by Rambus Inc. validates Samsung RDRAM`s performance in an actual operating environment.

Intel plans to officially announce Samsung`s results of the RDRAM validation test this week. Samsung`s 72M and 144M RDRAMs have been tested and proven to be compliant with Intel`s specifications.

Intel currently operates an independent Validation Program to test the operation, functionality and electrical characteristics of RDRAMs. The results and recommendations of the tests are then given to the memory provider.

Samsung began mass production of the 72M and 144M RDRAM in January, and has been supplying them to customers worldwide. This recent step is significant in that it ensures adequate supplies of RDRAM from Samsung for Rambus-based systems.

Samsung plans to increase production capacity of 128/144M RDRAMs to 5 million per month during the second half of this year as the company shifts its focus from SDRAMs (synchronous DRAM) to RDRAMs. By the year 2001, the RDRAM market is expected to grow to US$13.5 billion, for a 50% share of the main memory market.

`Samsung`s reputation as the technology leader and innovator is intact,` stated Avo Kanadjian, senior vice president of memory marketing at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., a Samsung Electronics-owned US subsidiary. `We intend to maintain our lead over all other competitors in this, as well as in other memory markets and technologies,` he continued.

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., with 1998 sales revenue of 16.6 billion dollars (US), is a world leader in the electronics industry. The Korean-based firm has operations in more than 50 countries with 60,000 employees worldwide. The company conskists of three main business units: Multimedia & Home Appliances, Semiconductors and Information & Telecommunications. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.samsungelectronics.com

.RambusR, RDRAM and the Rambus logo are registered trademarks of Rambus Inc. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.


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