Memory

Though the formal specification has yet to be ratified by JEDEC, the memory industry as a whole is already gearing up for the upcoming launch of the next generation of High Bandwidth Memory, HBM3. Following announcements earlier this summer from controller IP vendors like Synopsys and Rambus, this morning SK Hynix is announcing that it has finished development of its HBM3 memory technology – and according to the company, becoming the first memory vendor to do so. With controller IP and now the memory itself nearing or at completion, the stage is being set for formal ratification of the standard, and eventually for HBM3-equipped devices to start rolling out later in 2022. Overall, the relatively lightweight press release from SK Hynix is roughly equal parts...

G.Skill Reveals Trident Z Neo DDR4-3800 CL14 Kit for AMD Ryzen 3000

G.Skill has introduced its new high-end Trident Z Neo memory kits for systems based on AMD’s latest Ryzen 3000 processors. According to G.Skill, its Trident Z Neo DDR4-3800 CL14...

10 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2019

Thermaltake’s Launches Liquid-Cooled WaterRam RGB DDR4-3600 Kits

Seemingly intent on proving that everything in a PC should in fact be liquid cooled, Thermaltake this week has expanded its WaterRAM lineup of water-cooled RAM with DDR4-3600 kits. Available...

18 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2019

32 GB Unbuffered DIMMs Listed from Ten Brands: DDR4-2400 to DDR4-4000

Now that both Samsung and Micron are shipping their 16 Gb DDR4 memory chips to third parties, we're seeing wider availability of 32 GB unbuffered memory modules (UDIMMs). To...

12 by Anton Shilov on 7/31/2019

SK Hynix NAND Update: 3D NAND Output Cut, Slowdown Capacity Expansions

SK Hynix said that it would cut wafer starts of 3D NAND in the coming months more aggressively than it originally anticipated earlier this year. Besides, the company will...

14 by Anton Shilov on 7/26/2019

LG Display & SK Hynix Looking to Diversify Industrial Suppliers as Row with Japan Intensifies

South Korean electronics companies reaffirmed this week that production of computer memory and displays could be disrupted because of ongoing trade dispute between the country and Japan. Both SK...

8 by Anton Shilov on 7/26/2019

Corsair Unveils 32 GB Vengeance LPX DDR4 DIMMs, 64 GB & 128 GB Dual-Channel Kits

Corsair has introduced its first 32 GB unbuffered DRAM modules along with 64 GB and 128 GB dual-channel memory kits for mainstream PC platforms based on AMD’s 400/500-series as...

19 by Anton Shilov on 7/19/2019

Samsung Starts Production of LPDDR5-5500 Devices: 12 GB of DRAM in a Smartphone

Samsung has kicked off volume production of its LPDDR5 memory devices and intends to start mass assembly of memory packages based on the new DRAMs. The company’s LPDDR5 memory...

15 by Anton Shilov on 7/18/2019

Patriot Unveils Viper 4 Blackout: Compatible with Ryzen 3000, Up to DDR4-4000

Patriot has expanded its memory offerings for enthusiasts with a brand-new family of products, the Viper 4 Blackout. The new lineup supports data transfer rates of up to 4000...

15 by Anton Shilov on 7/11/2019

G.Skill Launches Trident Neo Memory Modules for AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs

After every major CPU launch leading suppliers of memory modules release DIMMs validated to work with the new platform. This time around G.Skill not only announced DRAM modules that...

23 by Anton Shilov on 7/10/2019

Supply of DRAM, NAND & Displays Could Be Disrupted by Japan & South Korea Dispute

South Korean companies produce 70% of the world’s DRAM, about a half of 3D NAND, and a significant share of OLED and LCD displays on the planet. Meanwhile, Japanese...

39 by Anton Shilov on 7/5/2019

Fourth Chinese DRAM Company Established by Tsinghua Unigroup

After the U.S. Department of Commerce banned U.S. exports to Chinese Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company (also known as Fujian or JHICC), essentially destroying this maker of memory, it...

35 by Anton Shilov on 7/2/2019

Toshiba & WD NAND Production Hit By Power Outage: 6 Exabytes Lost

Toshiba Memory and Western Digital on Friday disclosed that an unexpected power outage in the Yokkaichi province in Japan on June 15 affected the manufacturing facilities that are jointly...

150 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2019

Micron’s DRAM Update: More Capacity, Four More 10nm-Class Nodes, EUV, 64 GB DIMMs

During its earnings conference call with investors and financial analysts earlier this week, Micron expressed confidence in its long-term future and strong demand for its products as new applications...

23 by Anton Shilov on 6/28/2019

SK Hynix Starts Production of 128-Layer 4D NAND, 176-Layer Being Developed

SK Hynix has announced it has finished development of its 128-layer 1 terabit 3D TLC NAND flash. The new memory features the company’s charge trap flash (CTF) design, along...

28 by Anton Shilov on 6/26/2019

Silicon Power Goes Gaming: Unleashing XPower Turbine RGB Memory & SSDs

Silicon Power is best known for its reasonably-priced storage devices as well as various accessories for PCs and smartphones. But in an attempt to grow further, the company recently...

17 by Anton Shilov on 6/24/2019

TeamGroup T-Force Xcalibur ARGB DDR4-4000 at Computex

At Computex 2019, TeamGroup unveiled a couple of new products aimed at users looking for high-end components. One of these was its refreshed T-Force Xcalibur DDR4 memory now with...

3 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/12/2019

Samsung 32GB DDR4-2666 Non-ECC Memory at Retail: $168

With a lot of speculation in regards to Samsungs 32 GB unbuffered modules and their availability since we first announced it last year, stock has started to filter into...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/11/2019

Spotted at Computex: HP’s own DDR4 Modules? V2, V6 and V8 RGB Families

Nowadays RGB LEDs are found on almost all modules for enthusiasts produced using famous memory houses as well as those used by boutique PC makers. HP recently renewed its...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2019

GeIL Demonstrates DDR4-5000 Memory Modules: Not for Sale

The rather long lifespan of DDR4 memory has allowed manufacturers to learn how to build modules running at speeds and voltages well above those specified by JEDEC’s standard. Nowadays...

4 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2019

ADATA Demonstrates 32 GB DDR4 Modules, Built on Micron 16 Gb

Earlier this year Intel enabled support of high-capacity 32 GB memory modules based on 16 Gb memory chips on select client platforms for enthusiasts and prosumers, but until recently...

3 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2019

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