Memory

With even "extreme" clockspeed DDR4 modules bordering on being commodity hardware these days, DRAM module manufacturers are increasingly using design as one of the primary ways to attract attention to their DIMMs. Fittingly, Team Group this week introduced its new T-Force Xtreem ARGB Gaming Memory series, which offers data rates up to 4800 Mbps while using mirror finished heat spreaders to give the DIMMs some rather unique luminous lighting effects. Set to be available with speed bins from DDR4-3200 all the way up to DDR4-4800 (the fastest mode ever announced by the manufacturer to date), Team Group’s Xtreem ARGB DDR4 Gaming Memory modules are based on the company’s proprietary PCB with integrated traces for RGB LEDs as well as cherry-picked memory chips. The DIMMs support...

Samsung Adds 32 GB UDIMMs to Memory Lineup

Samsung has quietly added 32 GB unbuffered DDR4 memory modules to its lineup of products. The UDIMMs are based on the company’s 16 Gb chips, which were introduced earlier...

19 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2018

Micron to Expand Its Fab 6 in Virginia, Build New R&D Center

Micron this week announced plans to expand production of DRAM and NAND memory at its fab in Manassas, Virginia. In total, Micron intends to invest $3 billion into the...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Nanotubes as DRAM from Nantero, a Live Blog

Lots of different types of 'RAM' have been in the news, most noticably Intel's Optane memory and a couple of weeks ago at Flash Memory Summit we had the...

19 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Inno3D Releases iChill Memory Modules with RGB LEDs, Up to DDR4-4000

Inno3D is primarily known for its graphics cards featuring highly custom cooling systems, but apparently the company has decided to expand its business beyond that. This week Inno3D introduced...

2 by Anton Shilov on 8/14/2018

Flash Memory Summit, Western Digital Keynote Live Blog

Second Keynote for us: Western Digital

0 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/7/2018

MRAM Developer Day, IBM Keynote Live Blog

Third Keynote in this session is from IBM Research: STT-MRAM is Ready for Applications Today.

0 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2018

MRAM Developer Day, GlobalFoundries Keynote Live Blog

Second Keynote today is from GlobalFoundries, Everspin's MRAM partner.

1 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2018

MRAM Developer Day, Everspin Keynote: The MRAM Revolution (9:15am PT, 4:15pm UTC)

Prior to Flash Memory Summit, the first order of business is the MRAM Developer Day. The key talks today revolve around Everspin, a leader in MRAM Technology, GlobalFoundries, and...

3 by Ian Cutress & Billy Tallis on 8/6/2018

Yangtze Memory Unveils Xtacking Architecture for 3D NAND: Up to 3 Gbps I/O

Yangtze Memory Technologies Co. (YMTC) on Monday unveiled key details regarding its Xtacking architecture that will be used for its upcoming 3D NAND flash memory chips. The company's technology...

7 by Anton Shilov on 8/6/2018

SK Hynix Set to Build a New Memory Fab

SK Hynix last week announced plans to build another semiconductor fab near its headquarters in Icheon, South Korea. The production facility is not going to be as big and...

16 by Anton Shilov on 7/30/2018

Samsung Starts Production of 16 Gb LPDDR4X Chips Using 2nd Gen 10nm Tech

Samsung this week announced that it has begun manufacturing its new LPDDR4X memory chips using its second-generation 10 nm-class fabrication process (which is traditionally called 1y nm). The new...

12 by Anton Shilov on 7/27/2018

Toshiba Begins to Construct New BiCS 3D NAND Fab in Iwate Prefecture

Toshiba Memory Corp. this week held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new BiCS 3D NAND flash memory fab, which is located in Japan's Iwate prefecture. Toshiba anticipates construction to...

5 by Anton Shilov on 7/25/2018

Western Digital Begins to Sample QLC BiCS4: 1.33 Tbit 96-Layer 3D NAND

Western Digital has started sampling its 96-layer 3D NAND chips featuring QLC architecture that stores four bits per cell. The chip happens to be the world’s highest-capacity 3D NAND...

40 by Anton Shilov on 7/20/2018

Samsung Announces First LPDDR5 DRAM Chip, Targets 6.4Gbps Data Rates & 30% Reduced Power

Samsung has been on a roll lately with memory & storage-related announcements, and that roll is continuing today with a new DRAM-related announcement out of the juggernaut. This afternoon...

14 by Ryan Smith on 7/16/2018

Intel and Micron To Dissolve 3D XPoint Partnership After 2019

A press release from Intel today has clarified the state of the 3D XPoint Joint Venture the company has with Micron. Currently Intel and Micron co-developed the new class...

19 by Ian Cutress on 7/16/2018

Zen and Vega DDR4 Memory Scaling on AMD's APUs

We have previously explored the importance of memory scaling within AMDs Ryzen CPUs: the question being answered today is how much of an effect on performance does the memory...

74 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/28/2018

Micron Begins Mass Production of GDDR6

This morning Micron is announcing that they’ve kicked off production of their next-generation GDDR6 memory. This next step in production comes on the heels of their internal qualification, which...

29 by Ryan Smith on 6/25/2018

Colorful to Branch Out to Memory Modules

One of the surprises that this year’s Computex brought was renewed interest of various hardware suppliers towards memory modules. We saw GIGABYTE and Antec launching their Aorus and Antec...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/22/2018

G.Skill Trident Royal Crystalline DRAM: Premium Gemstone Glamour

Despite virtually everything in the consumer world being unnecessarily stuffed to the gills with RGB LEDs, they seem to sell like hotcakes. I was told earlier this year by...

30 by Ian Cutress on 6/14/2018

Building for Apache Pass: Why Some Skylake Servers Already have 8 DIMMs Per Socket

If you don’t have a hand in a server day in and day out, it was perhaps not obvious why some Skylake servers when launched had eight memory slots...

16 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

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