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Elpida targets early migration of DRAM to 50nm

06 October 2008 | By Mark Osborne | News > Wafer Processing

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Elpida MemoryElpida Memory is targeting the start of migration of DRAM production to its 50nm process technology by the end of December, 2008, instead of previous plans for the migration to start in the January-March 2009, timeframe. According to Elpida, the 50nm devices offer a 50 percent productivity boost over its 65nm devices that have also been revamped with a redesign that reduces the die size over its original 65nm design.

Volume production of the revised 65nm design will also enter production before the end of 2008 and will be also be rolled-out at its Taiwan-based Rexchip joint venture and its manufacturing partner Powerchip Semiconductor (PSC).

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Reader comments

early migration of DRAM to 50nm? I believe Elpida's annoucement is more of delaying 50nm vol production and tentatively migrate to revised 65nm design instead to save on equipment spending for 50nm class.
By reyu on 07 October 2008

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