Samsung Electronics are reportedly trying to persuade Intel to launch its DDR4 memory supporting server platforms ahead of the planned 2014 scheduled release date. According to inside sources Samsung are citing concerns that making DDR3 chips are now unprofitable due to low prices.
Currently only Samsung and Hynix Semiconductors have completed the development of DDR4 products and are readying for the transition to the next generation of memory standards.
The memory market is still in an unstable state due to the near collapse of one of the biggest manufactures Elpida, and it is hoped that the early release of DDR4 memory will again stable the market. However the additional push could also be attributed to the fact that if the go-ahead is given, this will put Samsung in an even stronger position and cement their top spot in the channel.
Memory industry standards body, the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, is scheduled to publish the DDR4 standard, which will represent a significant advancement in performance with reduced power usage as compared to previous generation technologies, around mid-2012.
Kitguru Says: DDR memory seems to only get updates every 4-5 years. Are you looking forward to the new DDR?