Ridgefield Park, NJ (June 9, 2011) – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in digital consumer electronics and information technology, today announced the introduction of 30-nanometer-class1 DDR3 synchronous dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) modules for PC upgrades. This new generation of faster, more energy efficient DRAM modules will be available through consumer retail channels this summer.
“Replacing your DRAM can be one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to upgrade your PC’s performance, and these new products offer the most energy-efficient option currently available to consumers,” said Reid Sullivan, senior vice president of mobile entertainment marketing, Samsung Electronics America. “Samsung is committed to bringing performance-enhanced computing to consumers, and our 30nm-class process technology offers an outstanding combination of advanced low-power DDR3 technology, with blazing speed up to 1,600 megabits per second (Mbps).”
Samsung’s new DDR3 DRAM modules are available in 2 and 4 gigabyte capacities, in very low profile (VLP) unbuffered dual in-line memory module (UDIMM) configurations for desktop PCs, and small outline DIMM (SODIMM) configurations for notebook PCs. Backwards compatible with systems designed for previous DDR3 and DDR2 memory,2 the modules are available in single or dual-pack quantities.
Thanks to its leading-edge 30nm-class manufacturing technology – which achieves higher memory capacity while using less power – the latest generation of Samsung’s DDR3 DRAM modules use up to two-thirds less energy than those manufactured with the industry-standard 60nm-class technology. This improvement in energy efficiency does not come at the expense of performance. The new modules transfer data at up to 1,600 Mbps, 20 percent faster than Samsung’s current 40nm-class generation of DDR3 DRAM.
Samsung has been leading the advancement of DRAM technology since it developed the industry's first DDR DRAM in 1997. In 2001, it introduced the first DDR2 DRAM. In 2005, it announced the first DDR3 DRAM using 80nm-class technology, and in January 2011, it announced the development of the industry's first DDR4 DRAM modules.
Samsung’s new 30nm-class DDR3 DRAM modules will be available in the U.S. through numerous online and retail suppliers, including Amazon, Fry’s, Micro Center, Newegg and TigerDirect. Estimated street prices for single pack modules will range from less than $30 to less than $55; dual pack modules will range from less than $55 to less than $110.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, N.J., is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry.
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1 30nm-class means a process technology node somewhere between 30 and 39 nanometers.
2 Check with your PC manufacturer to assure compatibility.