Elpida and Samsung said in two separate announcements that the two firms will be supplying Sony with XDR memory modules for the Playstation 3.
In both cases, the manufacturers will provide 512 Mbit XDR devices with Samsung claiming to be the first to offer 90 nm units. Elpida did not provide more details on the memory used for the PS3.
Samsung said the 512 Mbit XDR is about 12 times faster than DDR400 memory and provides six times more speed than PC800 RDRAM. The memories used offer a bandwidth of 9.6 GByte per second and peak at an orating speed of 4.8 Gbit per second at 1.8 volts. (THG)