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Micron Produces Smallest DDR2 Chip

Micron says it has produced the world's smallest 1-Gigabit DDR2 Memory chip using a new 68-nanometer process. The technology, which puts die size at 56-square-millimeters, provides approximately 20 percent lower power consumption than previous process generations, according to a Micron release. The memory will be targeted at server, mobile and other computing applications. Mass production of the 1-Gigabit DDR2 products is expected to begin early next year, with DDR3 and other low-power DRAM products expected to follow in the second half of the year. Future DDR3 products developed on the new process will allow for speeds up to 1600 megabits per second (Mbps). They will also be energy-efficient, making them ideal for data center servers and notebook computers.

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