Begin 2002 mogen we van Toshiba en Fujitsu de eerste 1 Gigabyte DRAMs verwachten, die gebakken zullen wordne op 0,13micron.
Hier wat info van CNN:
Leading Japanese chipmakers Toshiba Corp. and Fujitsu Ltd. on Thursday announced plans to jointly develop and launch one-gigabyte dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) chips by the end of March 2002.
The two firms said a joint team of some 100 researchers will be assembled at Toshiba's development center to focus on ultra high-density 0.13-micron process technology, device technologies, product design and prototype fabrication for the next-generation 1-gigabyte chips.
Most memory chips available for PCs today only provide a ceiling of 128 megabytes, about an eighth of a gigabyte. While kits exist that can boost PC memory to the gigabyte level, they are highly specialized and cost $3,000 or more.
Other cash-strapped chipmakers will likely follow suit due to the high costs of the Toshiba-Fujitsu development, analysts said.
The total project budget would exceed 30 billion yen ($254 million), the companies said.
"The Toshiba-Fujitsu collaboration comes amidst fierce competition in the memory market, which has been eroding prices and increasing the importance of cost-competitive development operations," the companies said in a joint statement.