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Hyundai Electronics Ships 4Mb SRAMs for Portable Handsets

By March 9, 2000 December 7th, 2020 No Comments
– Hyundai Electronics today announced mass production and immediate availability of a new 4Mb static random access memory (SRAM) family designed for use in portable handsets.

Featuring a circuitry width of 0.25 micron and the industry’s smallest chip-scale package (CSP), this new low-voltage SRAM family is offered in 1.8V, 2.5V, and 3.0V versions. Its low power-consumption level of less than1 mA in Standby Mode improves power usage, an important aspect of handset performance. “Hyundai Electronics is delighted to be in a position to fulfill customer requests for the 4Mb SRAM,” said Sang Park, President, Hyundai MicroElectronics Group. “We already have both short- and long-term orders for the product from some of the major handset manufacturers in the industry, and are well equipped to support mass production of the premium 1.8V (1Mb, 2Mb, and 4Mb) product lines. This year alone, Hyundai expects to ship over 40 million SRAM units, thus increasing our market share in handset related parts. Our goal is to grow the SRAM business by 400 percent this year. That will advance Hyundai’s market prominence, helping us attain a global leadership role in the SRAM industry in year 2001.” The global market for handsets has grown from 172 million units in 1998 to 283 million units in 1999, and it is expected to reach 450 million units by the end of this year. In response to this fast-growing demand, Hyundai is producing and marketing SRAM products ranging from 256K through 4M. During the third and fourth quarters of this year, Hyundai plans to sample 8Mb and 16Mb Low-Power SRAMs, respectively. Last year’s merger between Hyundai Electronics and LG Semiconductor has expanded and advanced Hyundai’s research and development capabilities, as well as its production facilities. With these enhanced capabilities, Hyundai has earned worldwide recognition from the major manufacturers of handsets. Further shrinkage of the chip size will enable Hyundai to reduce production costs and diversify its SRAM product line with products such as 4Mb and 8Mb Fast/Sync SRAM specially designed for networking and communications, yet another fast-growing segment of the market. Pricing and Availability The HY62SF16400A-series 4Mb 1.8V (85ns) SRAMs (256K x 16) are currently in production in volume quantities and priced at US$9.50/unit in 10,000+ quantities. These SRAM devices are offered in JEDEC standard 48pin uBGA packages. About Hyundai MicroElectronics¢â Hyundai MicroElectronics is the semiconductor group of Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd. (HEI) of Ichon, Korea. Hyundai MicroElectronics is an industry leader in the development, sales, marketing, and distribution of high-quality microelectronics (including DRAM, SRAM, Flash memory, and System IC devices). According to International Data Corporation (IDC) of Framingham, MA, the Hyundai MicroElectronics Group is the world’s largest DRAM supplier. In addition, Hyundai? is expanding its System IC business unit with leading technology and added deep-submicron foundry services to strategically broaden its overall semiconductor presence and achieve its goal of leading the global semiconductor market. Based in Korea, Hyundai MicroElectronics maintains development, manufacturing, sales, and marketing facilities strategically worldwide. Hyundai Electronics America (HEA) is a U.S. subsidiary of Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd. HEA is headquartered at 3101 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134. More information on Hyundai Electronics America and its products is available from the company’s web site at