Samsung and Micron start a quest for the perfect RAM module with the Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium

Samsung and Micron start a quest for the perfect RAM module with the Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium
Samsung and Micron have commenced a joint project called the Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium (HMCC) to wave around a new high-density memory technology that is to go into future smartphones, tablets, laptops, Smart TVs, basically in anything where the envelope is tight and power consumption a concern. The tech has been developed by Intel jointly with Micron, and leans heavily on Intel's new 3D stacking technology.

These Hybrid Memory Cubes (HMC) will be different from current DRAM in both technology and architecture. The promised advantages sound breathtaking - 15 times the speed in just 10% of the current footprint, and consuming 70% less energy than current DDR3 modules. Here's the kicker - it will be also cheaper to produce than DRAM.



Sounds like a winner, and Samsung + Micron are looking for other memory manufacturers to jump onto the HMCC bandwagon, and work with them towards a common standard, which should be ironed out next year for mass adoption. Just when we thought things can't improve much more for smartphones and tablets in the silicon department.

source: Intel & SlashGear

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11 Comments

1. ks unregistered

Apple should tie up with samsung or they will lose the game for sure go bring Revolutions .........

2. K.S..

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

ONE DAY we wont be needing laptops as tablets will take place of it

7. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

that won't happen for sure

3. skaar18

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

YEAH!!!! YOU GO SAMSUNG!!!

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, there is ALWAYS room for improvement in electronics. That said.. rock out! :)

5. bob unregistered

Did u read retards!!!! The tech has been developed by intel not samsung!!! They will buy it or steal the idea!!!! And u know samsung rigs all benchmark tests right? Why would two totally diff chips get about the same mind blowing score!!!! 1.5 qualcomm n 1.2 samsucky

6. xoatomxo

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

what is wrong with this guy

8. Dark4o90

Posts: 205; Member since: Feb 20, 2011

you are stupid ooooorr isheep

9. Galaxys2...R

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

utter rubbish, Samsung is on a roll right now and they dont need to rig any tests for any reason they make ground breaking products. Also HTC aswell

12. Marco151polo

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 28, 2010

The Intel tech is like a general blueprint for a new layout of chips and its parts and could be used for many different types of chips. Samsung has then used this idea/blueprint to try and develop and further their memory chip business. Intel on the other hand would naively use their idea to further develop their processor business, and etc... In comparison or example sort of think of this technology as a patent that is more of an idea that can be rolled out to make just about anything better.

10. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

many americans dont know this but samsung owns in just about anything electronic category outside the states. the monopoly they setup is quite impressive, shocking, and scary.

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