Skip to comments.IBM and Micron: We Can Boost Memory Speeds 15-Times
Posted on 11/30/2011 11:22:23 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) and Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) have announced plans to produce a new memory chip to boost memory speeds by 15-times.
The companies disclosed the project today and said they will produce a commercially-manufactured Hybrid Memory Cubechip by Micron. The company is the United States largest manufacturer of memory chips as well as one of largest in the world.
IBM will contribute by manufacturing and supplying the controller silicon that will be used in both the chips memory and in its 3D technology, which is based upon through-silicon via (TSV) conduits that electrically connect a stack of individual chips. This will be used with Microns dynamic random access memory.
In a statement today, IBM (NYSE:IBM) said, IBMs advanced TSV chipmaking process enables Microns Hybrid Memory Cube to achieve speeds 15 times faster than todays technology.
Networking and high-performance computing will utilize this new technology but the companies believe in the future, it will appear in consumer goods. The new chips are expected to ship in 2012′s second half.
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Can they break Moore’s Law?
It’s not really a law, but an economic correlationed truism for decades.
That’s cool stuff,, chip stacks.. wow. reminds me of the old days , we had stacks of chips too, talk about slow stuff.. :-)
I was not being serious! It’s not a real law.
It’s a good idea though.
Good for IBM and Micron. Hope these architectures work well for them. All will obviously benefit from it.
This is GREAT NEWS!
There is still time to apply it to NOOT and Willard supporters before the primaries!
Gamers will want this for their video memory.
Heat sink Alert!
Impressive - because most of these announcements are research-based with lots of woulds coulds and mays. Here they are speaking about product shipping in 2012. Huge difference.
Servers need a lot of memory and like it fast too.
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