It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

 
Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Memory Makers to Reach DDR/DDR2 Shipments Crossover by Mid-2005. Memory Makers to Reach DDR/DDR2 Shipments Crossover by Mid-2005.
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Memory Makers to Reach DDR/DDR2 Shipments Crossover by Mid-2005.
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 31st January 2005, 11:18   #1
Madshrimp
 
jmke's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 78,771
jmke has disabled reputation
Default Memory Makers to Reach DDR/DDR2 Shipments Crossover by Mid-2005.

Leading makers of DRAM predict their DDR2 output to crossover with DDR output sometimes in the middle of 2005. Fuelled by Intelís rapid transition of its chipsets for desktops, workstations, servers and mobile computers to DDR2, the production of this memory type is expected to leave DDR behind in the second half.

Samsung Electronics, the worldís largest maker of dynamic random access memory, said it expected to ship more DDR2 devices than DDR devices in the Q3 2005. The firm will exit the year with DDR2 representing 44% of its memory chip shipments, according to PCWorld.com web-site. Micron Technology will also reach DDR and DDR2 shipments crossover point, while Infineon Technologies plans to boost DDR2 production in the current quarter to about 20% of its total shipments. Nanya Technology plans to allocate up to 50% of its capacity for DDR2 production by the end of the second quarter, according to a report from DigiTimes web-site.

While other major makers of DRAM, such as Hynix Semiconductor and Elpida Memory, have not yet released their DDR2 SDRAM transition plans, usually all key DRAM makers demonstrate similar roadmaps when it comes to mainstream types of memory, as all of them have to forecast the demand for DRAM based on indications from logic giants, such as Intel Corp..

DDR2 memory products utilize FBGA memory chips for better stability, thermal efficiency, enhanced scalability and better overclockability. Additionally, DDR2 components themselves have some micro-architectural changes from the original DDR specs, such as, Off-Chip Driver calibration (OCD), On-Die Termination (ODT) as well as larger 4-bit prefetch, additive latency, and enhanced registers.

The main advantage of DDR2 SDRAM is strong chip yield at relatively high clock-speeds of 500MHz and above, however, DDR2 memory has higher latencies compared to DDR and thus does not provide serious performance benefits compared to DDR at current frequencies amid significant price increase over DDR, or do not provide any advantage at all.

Due to relatively high cost of DDR2 memory modules compared to DDR DIMMs, the DDR2 got lukewarm welcome from the mainstream market. Actual current market share of DDR2 memory is unclear, but it is believed that it is not that large. Still, as the prices for DDR2 chips decrease, the DRAM type is likely to be adopted by more and more customers worldwide.

In mid-January, 2005, DRAMeXchange, one of the premier online exchanges for dynamic random access memory, initiated coverage of spot-prices for DDR2 SDRAM, which may indicate that the new type of memory is becoming more and more popular on the market place.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/memory/...130134443.html
__________________
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Memory makers curb supply to drive up prices jmke WebNews 0 22nd December 2008 17:19
Xigmatek MAC-S3501 DDR/DDR2 Memory Heatspreaders Review Sidney WebNews 0 25th January 2008 05:01
Motherboard Makers Unenthusiastic about DDR3 Memory jmke WebNews 0 10th June 2007 08:52
Memory Makers Plan for Terabit Memory Using 3D Packaging jmke WebNews 0 20th December 2006 14:09
First-tier motherboard makers top 100 million units in 2005 shipments jmke WebNews 0 12th January 2006 01:19
IDF 2005: Enthusiast Memory Update Sidney WebNews 0 1st September 2005 02:23
AMD Says It Will Stick With DDR Memory in 2005 Sidney WebNews 0 13th March 2005 00:07
SiS Validates Top Chipset with PCI-SIG, Memory Makers jmke WebNews 0 10th December 2004 10:59
DDR/DDR2 Memory Round Up jmke WebNews 0 2nd December 2004 12:52
Taiwanese Memory Makers Outline DDR2 Strategy: No Inexpensive DDR2 to Come Soon jmke WebNews 0 21st April 2004 11:57

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:30.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO