Elpida, whose DDR-II SDRAM memory chips and module prototypes were approved by Intel earlier this year (see this news-story), today said its memory modules had passed verification procedures at Kingston Technology. Elpida is the first company to receive positive acknowledgement of its DDR-II memory devices from Intel and a memory manufacturer.
Elpida Memory is currently sampling 512Mb DDR-II chips following the guidelines and standards provided by JEDEC for the next-generation memory for computers and other electronic devices. Elpida is also developing 256Mb DDR-II DRAMs. The new DRAM chips available for memory module makers’ validation may be clocked at 400 and 533MHz with
Since Elpida is making the DDR-II chips using 0.11 micron fabrication process, we may expect other memory companies to utilize the same technology for their DDR-II devices. Even though, there is no direct correlation between the manufacturing process and memory speeds, faster memory products are cheaper to produce using more advanced technology.