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SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 13, 2005--Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced that it has
completed development of the world-first 512-Megabit (Mb) DDR2 SDRAM using 70-nanometer
processing, the smallest process technology yet applied to a DRAM device.
The new 70nm technology maintains continuity with
the 80nm and 90nm processes Samsung now uses in most
DRAM production today. However, the number of chips
yielded per wafer will be at least 100% higher than
could be obtained with 90nm technology.
After completing the first sub-micron DRAM process
in 2002, Samsung introduced an 80nm version in 2003
and today has set another industry milestone with
the new 70nm version for DRAM fabrication.
technological innovations leading to the new 70nm
process technology for DRAM, include Samsung's
Metal-Insulator-Metal (MIM) capacitor technology,
and 3D transistor architecture known as "Sphere-shaped
Recess Channel Array Transistor" (S-RACT). These
advancements, respectively presented at the VLSI
Symposiums of 2004 and 2005, have been applied to
overcome the limitations of stacked DRAM cells and
vastly improve the data refresh function, critical
to the 70nm 512Mb DRAM.
Samsung plans to continue to follow an aggressive
time-to-market DRAM implementation for leading nanometer
process technologies as it did with its introduction
of the 90nm process in mid-2004 and the 80nm in the
second half of 2005. The 70nm process technology
is scheduled to be used in production beginning in
the second half of 2006 for 512M, 1G and 2G densities.
research firm, Gartner Dataquest revealed in a
May 2005 report that the world DRAM market would
be worth US$26.2 billion this year and continue rising
to reach US$29.1 billion in 2008. Moreover, next-generation
game consoles scheduled for release, most new 3G
mobile phones, and Microsoft's new PC operating software
program "Vista" are noted as key factors fueling
market demand next year. These developments are expected
to contribute to continued diversification and growth
of the DRAM market worldwide.
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 113,600
people in over 90 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 a leading producer of digital
TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For
more information, please visit www.samsung.com .