Infineon Introduces Planar Solution for 2 Gbyte DDR2 Modules
The 2 GB DDR2 Planar Registered DIMM, which is expected to become the preferred density of high-end server suppliers, targets high-performance data processing and storage applications in the server and storage infrastructure market. According to market research firm iSuppli the demand for mid-end and high-end servers units will increase from around 800,000 units in 2003 to approx. 1 million units in 2006 with an average growth rate of 9 percent per year.
The successful deployment of single-die components in a planar high-density memory module solution once again underlines Infineons technology leadership and sets new standards for next generation memory, said Dr. Carsten Gatzke, Senior Director Commodity DRAM Marketing at Infineon Technologies. This innovative technology reduces complexity in component design, increases flexibility in product allocation and allows Infineon to efficiently respond to changing customer requirements in one of our focus markets - servers, workstations and storage systems.
This new 2 GB Registered DIMM uses 36 single-die 512 Mbit DDR2 components in JEDEC (Joint Electronic Device Engineering Council) compliant 60-ball FBGA packages which operate at speeds of 400 Mbit/s and 533 Mbit/s.
With the introduction of the 2 GB DDR2 Planar Registered DIMM, Infineon optimizes its DDR2 standard portfolio of registered modules with memory densities of 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB. Each DIMM except the 4 GB module is based on a planar design.
Price and AvailabilitySamples of the 2 GB DDR2 Planar Registered DIMM are available in an organization of 256 Mbit x 72 (2 Rank x4), for speeds of PC2-3200 and PC2-4300 at unit prices from US-Dollar 700,- to 910,-. Volume production is planned to start in the second half of calendar year 2004.
Infineon's new planar solution for 2 GB DDR2 modules is based on mature single-die components. System manufacturers will benefit from considerably flatter modules which with a thickness of 4.1 mm fulfil the requirements for DDR2 server applications and depending on the respective system configuration result in up to 10 percent reduced heat generation.Planar solution for 2 GB DDR2 modules
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