Troubled Korean memory manufacturer Hynix Semiconductor today announced its 1Gb DDR-II SDRAM memory chips. The devices will be sampled in the early fourth quarter of this year, while the mass production is set to begin in the first quarter of 2004.
Almost all memory makers now work hard to get high-speed and high-density DDR-II products into volume production by the second quarter next year in order to start selling DDR-II memory when Intel releases its platforms supporting the technology in Q2 2004.
Hynix Semiconductor manufactures its 1Gb and 512Mb DDR-II DRAMs at 533 and 667MHz using 0.11 micron fabrication technology. The devices will be available in 68-, and 60/84-ball Fine-Pitch Ball Grid Array packages.