Samsung has announced that it has shipped one million 10nm-class (D1x) DDR4 (Double Data Rate 4) DRAM modules. The new product is based on extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology. The modules have also completed customer evaluations opening “the door to more cutting-edge EUV process nodes for use in premium PC, mobile, enterprise server and datacenter applications.”
According to the Korean firm, it is the first to use the EUV process to develop DRAM products. It helps overcome challenges in DRAM scaling by reducing repetitive steps in multi-patterning. This leads to enhanced performance from the hardware as well as a shortened development time.
Discussing the product, Jung-bae Lee, executive vice president of DRAM Product & Technology at Samsung Electronics, said:
“With the production of our new EUV-based DRAM, we are demonstrating our full commitment toward providing revolutionary DRAM solutions in support of our global IT customers. This major advancement underscores how we will continue contributing to global IT innovation through timely development of leading-edge process technologies and next-generation memory products for the premium memory market.”
Samsung plans to fully deploy EUV in future generations of DRAM products starting with the 4th-generation 10-nm class (D1a) or the 14nm-class DRAM. Samsung expects to produce those products next year.
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