Micron Technology has announced volume shipments of 1α (1-alpha) node DRAM products.
"This 1α node achievement confirms Micron's excellence in DRAM and is a direct result of Micron's relentless commitment to cutting-edge design and technology," said Scott DeBoer, executive VP of technology and products at Micron. "With a 40% improvement in memory density over our previous 1z DRAM node, this advancement will create a solid foundation for future product and memory innovation."
Micron plans to integrate the 1α node across its DRAM product portfolio in 2021, with target applications ranging from mobile devices to smart vehicles.
"Our new 1α DRAM technology will enable the industry's lowest-power mobile DRAM as well as bring the benefits of our DRAM portfolio to data center, client, consumer, industrial and automotive customers," said Sumit Sadana, executive VP and chief business officer at Micron.
Micron claimed its 1α DRAM node will facilitate more power-efficient, reliable memory solutions and provide faster LPDDR5 operating speeds for mobile platforms that require best-in-class LPDRAM performance. Micron continued the innovation brings the industry's lowest-power mobile DRAM, with a 15% improvement in power savings, allowing 5G mobile users to perform more tasks on their smartphones without sacrificing battery life.
Micron noted the advanced memory node supports densities from 8Gb to 16Gb, offering the flexibility to sustain many of Micron's current DDR4 and LPDDR4 products while giving Micron's server, client, networking and embedded customers the power-efficient, reliable, extended product support they need.
Micron's Taiwan fabs have begun volume production of 1α node DRAM. Micron has also begun sampling LPDDR4 to mobile customers for qualification.