SEOUL, Korea—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 27, 2007— Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that its GDDR4 (Graphics Double Data Rate, version 4) high-speed graphics memory chip is being used in both the 1GB ATI Radeon(TM) HD 2900 XT and the 256MB ATI Radeon(TM) HD 2600 XT graphics processing cards. The 1GB card has the widest bus in the industry designed for full-performance, high dynamic range (HDR) rendering in PCs.
"We chose Samsung's GDDR4 memory for our 1GB ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT
and ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics cards because its design
complements our strategy in offering leading-edge technology to a
broader enthusiast gaming market," said Vijay Sharma, Director,
Product Marketing, AMD Graphics Products Group. "We're committed to
working with key players in the industry like Samsung to develop
advancements that work to continuously improve past solutions."
"Our GDDR4 memory enables the premium and mainstream cards from
the ATI Radeon(TM) HD 2000 series to perform at their optimal levels,"
said Mueez Deen, Director of Graphics Memory, Samsung Semiconductor,
Built with 80 nanometer process technology, the 512Mb GDDR4-based
graphics cards provides 140.8GB-per-second performance - 25 percent
faster than 700 MHz GDDR3 graphics memory, the most common graphics
device in use today.
GDDR4 processes video images in desktop PCs, notebooks and
workstations at extremely high speeds in simultaneously moving large
volumes of high-definition or other high-resolution video, such as
next generation Blue Ray and full HD level video images.
Samsung's GDDR4 memory devices are now in mass production at the
512Mb density level. Samsung developed the world first GDDR4 device
last year and submitted a paper on a 4Gbps GDDR4 at the International
Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) earlier this year.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America,
Inc. (SEA) markets a broad range of award-winning consumer
electronics, information systems, and home appliance products; and
oversees Samsung's North American operations, including Samsung
Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung
Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. .
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies
with 2006 parent company sales of US$63.4 billion and net income of
US$8.5 billion. Employing approximately 138,000 people in over 124
offices in 56 countries, the company consists of five main business
units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business,
Telecommunication Network Business, and Digital Appliance Business.
Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung
Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile
phones and TFT-LCDs.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., ranks #5 in the 2006 Consumer
Electronics segment of the Fortune Magazine "America's Most Admired
Companies," and ranks #20 in the BusinessWeek "The Best Global Brand
100 2006." Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. is a top patent holder,
ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2006. Please visit
www.samsung.com for more information
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