Memory

The compute market has always been hungry for memory bandwidth, particularly for high-performance applications in servers and datacenters. In recent years, the explosion in core counts per socket has further accentuated this need. Despite progress in DDR speeds, the available bandwidth per core has unfortunately not seen a corresponding scaling. The stakeholders in the industry have been attempting to address this by building additional technology on top of existing widely-adopted memory standards. With DDR5, there are currently two technologies attempting to increase the peak bandwidth beyond the official speeds. In late 2022, SK hynix introduced MCR-DIMMs meant for operating with specific Intel server platforms. On the other hand, JEDEC - the standards-setting body - also developed specifications for MR-DIMMs with a similar approach. Both of...

Report: SK Hynix Mulls Building $4 Billion Advanced Packaging Facility in Indiana

SK hynix is considering whether to build an advanced packaging facility in Indiana, reports the Wall Street Journal. If the company proceeds with the plan, it intends to invest...

4 by Anton Shilov on 3/26/2024

Construction of $106B SK hynix Mega Fab Site Moving Along, But At Slower Pace

When a major industry slowdown occurs, big companies tend to slowdown their mid-term and long-term capacity related investments. This is exactly what happened to SK hynix's Yongin Semiconductor Cluster...

8 by Anton Shilov on 3/23/2024

Micron Samples 256 GB DDR5-8800 MCR DIMMs: Massive Modules for Massive Servers

Micron this week announced that it had begun sampling of its 256 GB multiplexer combined (MCR) DIMMs, the company's highest-capacity memory modules to date. These brand-new DDR5-based MCRDIMMs are...

4 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2024

Micron Sells Out Entire HBM3E Supply for 2024, Most of 2025

Being the first company to ship HBM3E memory has its perks for Micron, as the company has revealed that is has managed to sell out the entire supply of...

27 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2024

SK Hynix Starts Mass Production of HBM3E: 9.2 GT/s

SK Hynix said that it had started volume production of its HBM3E memory and would supply it to a customer in late March. The South Korean company is the...

3 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2024

Asus Adds Support for 64GB Memory Modules to Intel 600/700 Motherboards

Asus on Thursday said it has released new versions of UEFI BIOS for DDR5-supporting Intel 600/700-series motherboards that enable support for 64 GB DIMMs. As a result, Asus's latest...

4 by Anton Shilov on 3/14/2024

V-Color Has New RDIMM Octo-Kits For Threadripper 7000 CPUs: 768 GB Kits Starting at $4,840

V-Color has launched several EXPO-certified DDR5 RDIMM memory kits for AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Pro and non-Pro platforms. The new RDIMM memory kits, which only come in an eight-DIMM...

2 by Zhiye Liu on 3/7/2024

JEDEC Publishes GDDR7 Memory Spec: Next-Gen Graphics Memory Adds Faster PAM3 Signaling & On-Die ECC

JEDEC on Tuesday published the official specifications for GDDR7 DRAM, the latest iteration of the long-standing memory standard for graphics cards and other GPU-powered devices. The newest generation of...

10 by Ryan Smith & Anton Shilov on 3/6/2024

SK Hynix Mulls 'Differentiated' HBM Memory Amid AI Frenzy

SK Hynix and AMD were at the forefront of the memory industry with the first generation of high bandwidth memory (HBM) back in 2013 – 2015, and SK Hynix...

10 by Anton Shilov on 3/1/2024

Samsung Launches 12-Hi 36GB HBM3E Memory Stacks with 10 GT/s Speed

Samsung announced late on Monday the completion of the development of its 12-Hi 36 GB HBM3E memory stacks, just hours after Micron said it had kicked off mass production...

4 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2024

Micron Kicks Off Production of HBM3E Memory

Micron Technology on Monday said that it had initiated volume production of its HBM3E memory. The company's HBM3E known good stack dies (KGSDs) will be used for Nvidia's H200...

8 by Anton Shilov on 2/26/2024

Rambus Preps Updated RCD for Server-Grade DDR5-7200 Modules

Rambus has introduced its fourth-generation registering clock driver (RCD) chip for server-grade DDR5 memory modules. The updated RCD chip brings support for higher clockspeeds on DDR5 RDIMMs, allowing for...

7 by Anton Shilov on 1/3/2024

G.Skill and V-Color Unveil Factory Overclocked ECC RDIMMs for Ryzen Threadripper 7000 [UPDATED]

UPDATE 11/24: Demu, our reader with sharp eyes, notified us that Gigabyte had published a list of overclockable RDIMMs with ECC and AMD EXPO profiles supported by its TRX50...

7 by Anton Shilov on 11/23/2023

SK hynix Ships LPDDR5T: 9600 MT/s Memory for Smartphones

SK hynix had started volume shipments of its LPDDR5T-9600 memory for high-end smartphones, the company announced this week. So far, the company's LPDDR6 'Turbo' memory with a 9600 MT/s...

17 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2023

Micron Introduces 128 GB DDR5-8000 RDIMMs with Monolithic 32 Gb Die

The path to high-capacity RDIMMs for servers has primarily been through 3D stacking (3DS) of DRAM dies using Through-Silicon Vias (TSVs). However, this has presented significant challenges in packaging...

15 by Ganesh T S on 11/9/2023

Solidigm Lays Off Employees Due to Industry Downturn

The solid state storage industry has been in a well-documented slide for the better part of the last year now. With storage product demand from both the client and...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/25/2023

Micron and SK hynix Ship LPDDR5-9600 Memory for Next-Gen Smartphones

Fast memory is crucial for the performance of high-end system-on-chips that are getting more sophisticated every year. When it comes to smartphones, the most obvious way to boost memory...

23 by Anton Shilov on 10/25/2023

Samsung Announces 'Shinebolt' HBM3E Memory: HBM Hits 36GB Stacks at 9.8 Gbps

Samsung’s annual Memory Tech Day is taking place in San Jose this morning, and as part of the event, the company is making a couple of notable memory technology...

10 by Ryan Smith on 10/20/2023

HBM4 in Development, Organizers Eyeing Even Wider 2048-Bit Interface

High-bandwidth memory has been around for about a decade, and throughout its its continued development it has steadily increased in speed, starting at a data transfer rate from 1...

11 by Anton Shilov on 10/12/2023

Micron to Ship HBM3E Memory to NVIDIA in Early 2024

Micron has reaffirmed plans to start shipments of its HBM3E memory in high volume in early 2024, while also revealing that NVIDIA is one of its primary customers for...

7 by Anton Shilov on 9/28/2023

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