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  • Samsung Electronics Develops Sample 1G SDRAM Chip
  • September 25, 1998 (SEOUL) -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. developed engineering samples of 1-gigabit synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM) microchips, the company said Sept. 23.
    Prototypes of the memory microchips, made with a 0.18-micron circuit design rule, have been sent to international computer vendors, including IBM Corp., Compaq Computer Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co., for performance tests. Samsung said it is the world's first company to develop such engineering samples.

    The chip measures just 570 sq. mm., and is capable of storing 8,000 pages of newspaper information, according to Samsung Electronics.

    The company said its SDRAM development technology has surpassed the development efforts of its rivals in Japan.

    Samsung Electronics said it will release a commercial product sample in 2001 and that mass production will begin in 2002.

    (Maeil Business Newspaper, Korea)

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