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hynix Develops High-Density, Wide-Bandwidth SDRAM for Consumer Applications

By June 1, 2002 December 7th, 2020 No Comments
– First Time in the Industry 8M x 32 SDR Targets Consumer Applications

SEOUL, Korea, June 3, 2002

hynix Semiconductor Inc. today announced it has developed a 256MB 8M x 32 Single Data Rate (SDR) SDRAM and is the first to introduce it to market.

Targeted for high-end consumer applications, such as digital still cameras (DSC), this new product represents hynix’s commitment to diversify into new and growing market segments. This promising SDRAM market sector is anticipated to increase from approximately 8 percent in 2001 to 15 percent in 2005, consuming a larger portion of the DRAM market segment. Manufactured utilizing 0.18-micron technology, the 8M x 32 consists of two 128Mb 8M x 16 components featured with 133MHz CL2 and packaged in a multi-chip 90-ball Fine-Pitch Ball Grid Array (FPBGA). It is offered in either a 3.3-volt or low-power 2.5-volt version.

The memory is utilized in digital still camera applications as buffer memory and, as the size of the DSC image sensor increases, more buffer memory will be required to support the higher, crisper resolution picture quality which it produces. “This high density and wide bandwdith SDR product stimulates DSC manufacturers to develop new and more effective DSC models, which will satisfy the customer’s requirements for better photo quality and value ” stated Farhad Tabrizi, vice president of worldwide memory marketing. ”We expect that the 8M x 32 SDR will be readily adopted by high-resolution DSC manufacturers developing cameras with over 5 megapixels.”