Micron Planning DDR4 RAM for Late 2012

DDR4 RAMMicron Technologies Incorporated has just announced the development of its first fully functional DDR4 DRAM module. Not only has Micron officially announced it, but the company has also started sampling the product and has already received feedback from major customers to support quick implementation for applications in 2013.

The new features and specifications that have been designed into DDR4 are expected to be heavily utilized by the enterprise and micro-server markets. It is also said that this will accelerate early adoption of the new technology. The ultrathin computer and tablet markets, which are growing at a fast rate, will also benefit from the new opportunities that arise from the power-saving and performance features of the DDR4.

The 4Gb DDR4x8, which was co-developed by Nanya and is based on Micron’s 30nm technology, is the first part of what is believed to be the most complete portfolio of DDR4-based modules in the industry. This includes RDIMMs, LRDIMMs, 3DS, SODIMMs and UDIMMs. Aside from that, x8, x16 and x32 components will also be available with initial speeds of 2,400 MT/s increasing to the JEDEC-defined 3,200 MT/s.

According to Vice President for Micron’s DRAM Solutions Group Brian Shirley, “With the JEDEC definition for DDR4 very near finalization, we’ve put significant effort

into ensuring that our first DDR4 product is as JEDEC-compatible as it can be at this final stage of its development. We’ve provided samples to key partners in the marketplace with confidence that the die we give them now is the same die we will take into mass production.”

Micron is in a good position to quickly become fully compliant with its 30nm 4GB DDR4 part as JEDEC finalizes the DDR4 specifications. Full sampling to key partners started earlier this year with volume production planned for the fourth quarter of 2012, according to Micron.

Source: Engadget – Micron teases working DDR4 RAM module, aims for late 2012 production

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  1. DDR4standard
    Posted May 21, 2012 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    LRDIMMs are at end-of-life – they are going to be supplanted by Netlist (stock symbol: NLST) HyperCloud – which are already selling through IBM and HP now (called HCDIMM and HDIMM respectively).

    LRDIMM are only made by Inphi currently – and Inphi has experienced a shock in it’s patent challenge of NLST. All claims in NLST patents ’537 and ’274 have survived reexam – which is going to make NLST vs. Inphi problematic.

    LRDIMMs are also at end-of-life because of their choice of asymmetrical lines/centralized buffer. Have worse latency as well.

    Instead DDR4 is looking more and more like NLST HyperCloud – and looks like will be licensed for DDR4 (see article “Netlist puffs HyperCloud DDR3 memory to 32GB – DDR4 spec copies homework”).

    Netlist says they will be the first proprietary standard which will be adopted by the industry – for DDR4.

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