Elpida Begins Production Of DDR2

Japan’s leading global supplier of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM), today announced that it will begin mass production of DDR2 SDRAM using advanced 0.10-micron process technology in August 2004.Elpida Memory’s first products slated for manufacturing utilizing 0.10-micron process technology include high-performance, high-density DRAM products such as DDR2-533 and DDR2-667.

“Elpida strives to offer the industry stable production of high-performance DRAM products,” said Yukio Sakamoto, president of Elpida Memory. “Our ability to mass manufacture 0.10-micron DRAM enables us to meet increased demand for advanced DDR2 SDRAM as the industry transitions from DDR to DDR2 architecture.”

Elpida plans to increase production capacity of 0.10-micron based products to more than 50% of their 300 mm wafer line capacity by January 2005.

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