June 22, 2000 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Passes Milestone by Shipping 10 Millionth RDRAM to PC OEMs

Seoul, South Korea - June 22, 2000 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world`s largest Rambus DRAM supplier with over 80% market share, today announced it is continuing to ramp production to help meet the growing PC OEM demand for RDRAM devices. This quarter, Samsung exceeded a major milestone by shipping its 10 millionth Rambus 128Mb device since introducing the product line last fall. By the end of 2000, RDRAM will represent over 20% of Samsung`s DRAM production mix and will exceed 40% by the end of 2001.

`Samsung, together with Intel, has established a leadership position in enabling the strategic programs of key PC OEM customers,` said Y. W. Lee, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics` Semiconductor Business. `We will continue to ramp RDRAM production to meet the increasing demand from the PC market and emerging consumer and communication markets.`

`Samsung has reached another significant milestone in its shipments of RDRAM devices in high volume production quantities to leading OEMs,` said Geoff Tate, CEO at Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq: RMBS). `Samsung is also well positioned to lead production of next-generation 256Mb RDRAM products.`

Samsung has recently begun sampling of a 288Mb RDRAM product based on a 0.17-micron design rule and is on track to transfer the product into volume manufacturing.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., with 1999 sales revenue of US$22.8 billion is a world leader in the electronics industry. The Korea-based concern has operations in about 50 countries with 54,000 employees worldwide. The company consists of three main business units: Digital Media, Semiconductors and Information & Communications Businesses. For more information, please visit our website, http://samsungelectronics.com

* Rambus and RDRAM are registered trademarks of Rambus Inc.


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