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