There is also news in the volatile memory market; Winbond is now working on a move to a 40nm process, which may or may not involve partnership with Elpida. The Inquirer points out that this may be a risky move after a poor year, but one that is necessary to try to stay competitive.
The third shift comes from Samsung, as DigiTimes reports that they have just announced the upcoming availability of 2GB DDR3 using a 30nm process. This drives the price down as well as dropping the stock voltage to 1.5V and 1.35V, from the 1.65 absolute recommended maximum for DDR3. Less heat for the mobile and server applications and more overclocking headroom for the rest of us.
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Microsoft’s multi-touch plans leak @ The Inquirer
- Firefox-based attack wreaks havoc on IRC users @ The Register
- Epson PictureMate Show Review @ TechReviewSource
- Arctic Cooling Univeral USB Charger @ Rbmods
- Win an AMD Athlon II X2 255 CPU Processor @ eTeknix
- Win a Creative ZEN MX @ t-break