May 19, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Introduces First 90-nanometer 512Mb DRAM Memory for Multimedia Applications; Adopted for Use in PLAYSTATION®3

SEOUL, Korea, May 19, 2005 – Samsung Electronics
Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced
that it has produced the first 90-nanometer production samples of 512-Megabit
XDR™ (eXtreme Data Rate) DRAM, the fastest memory for multimedia
The Samsung 512Mb XDR DRAM can transmit data with up to 9.6 GigaBytes
per second, 12 times faster than DDR400 memory and 6 times faster than
leading RDRAM® (PC 800) devices. It uses advanced 90-nanometer memory
technology to achieve a peak operating speed of 4.8Gbps at 1.8 volts.
The memory device targets high-performance broadband applications that
need advanced digital imaging or 3D graphics, such as the latest game
consoles, digital TVs, high-end servers and premium workstations.

XDR DRAM from Samsung will be adopted for Sony Computer Entertainment’s
next generation computer entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3.
Yeong Ho Kang, Vice President, Memory Marketing, Samsung Semiconductor,
said, “We have worked closely with Sony Computer Entertainment to
assure that the next generation computer entertainment system had what
Sony Computer Entertainment wanted for the launch of PLAYSTATION 3: the
fastest system memory with optimal thermal performance.”
Samsung’s XDR DRAM is based on Rambus’ (NASDAQ:RMBS) XDR
memory interface technology. It can support the widest variety of data
input and output requirements and will be available in x2, x4, x8 and
x16 versions.
According to IDC, a market research firm, the XDR DRAM market will grow
steadily over the next four years (2006-2009) to reach 800 million units
of 256Mb-equivalent memory.
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 123,000 people in 93 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
XDR and RDRAM are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rambus Inc.
in the United States and other countries.

PlayStation and the PlayStation logo are registered trademarks of Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc.

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