Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (KRX:005930) has started mass producing DDR4 memory for enterprise servers in next-generation data centers. This will help raise system level performance at the data centers while lowering overall power consumption.
The 4GB DDR4 devices uses 20nm-class process technology. This will also facilitate demand for 16GB and 32GB memory modules. Most other memory modules being used today are conventional DRAM 8GB modules using a 30nm-class process technology.
The 4GB DDR4 has the fastest DRAM data transmission rate of 2,667Mbps, which is a 1.25-fold increase over the 20nm-class DDR3. Power consumption is reduced by over 30%.
“The adoption of ultra-high-speed DDR4 in next-generation server systems this year will initiate a push toward advanced premium memory across the enterprise,” stated Samsung’s VP of memory sales and marketing Young-Hyun Jun. “After providing cutting-edge performance with our timely supply of 16GB DDR3 earlier this year, we are continuing to extend the premium server market in 2013 and will now focus on higher density and added performance with 32GB DDR4, and contribute to even greater growth of the green IT market in 2014.”