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Micron starts GDDDR6 DRAM chip volume production

by on26 June 2018

In 8GB capacities

Micron has started volume production of its GDDDR6 DRAM chip.

Coming out in 8Gb capacities the first products based on the Graphics Double Data Rate 6 (GDDR6) standard were delayed by production capacity issues and reports of excess inventory at graphics card manufacturers.

Micron's Compute Networking Business Unit director Andreas Schlapka made much hay out of the fact that his team are beating Samsung at the moment

"Micron is a pioneer in developing advanced high bandwidth memory solutions and continues that leadership with GDDR6. Micron demonstrated this leadership by recently achieving throughput up to 20Gb/s on our GDDR6 solutions. In addition to performance increases, Micron has developed a deep partner ecosystem to enable rapid creation of GDDR6 designs, enabling faster time to market for customers looking to leverage this powerful new memory technology."

According to Bit-tech, Micron sees GDDR6 as being key for artificial intelligence projects, networking and storage controllers, and the automotive market - the latter tying nicely into the AI market when it comes to autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicle technology.

Micron's first modules to hit mass production offer an 8Gb (1GB) capacity, with larger modules expected to follow. The company is claiming a peak performance target of 64GB/s per package.

Last modified on 26 June 2018
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