alt
Posted : 2008-04-06 16:37
Updated : 2008-04-06 16:37

Hynix Develops Enhanced Chips for Mobile Applications


1-gigabit LPDDR2
By Kim Yoo-chul
Staff Reporter

Hynix Semiconductor has added another computer chip for mobile applications to its lineup in search of bigger profits.

The world's No. 2 manufacturer of computer chips after Samsung Electronics said Sunday that it has started shipping the fastest data transferring advanced dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chip for mobile devices.

``We will increase production of the (energy efficient) chips in the fourth quarter of this year to meet growing demand for flat-panel television sets and high-end handheld devices,'' Hynix spokesperson Park Seong-ae said.

The 1-gigabit LPDDR2 (low-power double-data-rate 2) was produced using 66-nanometer processing technology. The chip has a maximum operating speed of 800 megabits per second at 1.2 volts, according to the company.

``It is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of mobile applications which demand high memory density and fast operating speed features,'' Park said.

Hynix plans to triple its global share of DRAM chips for mobile applications by the end of this year from the current 7 percent. With the market oversupplied, Hynix has been suffering worsening profitability as a collapse in computer chip prices directly hit its DRAM-focused business structure.

The company is expected to release its first quarter earnings in the fourth week of this month.

yckim@koreatimes.co.kr
  • 1. Former policeman uses pen camera to film sex with married woman
  • 2. Star couple Won Bin and Lee Na-young to become parents
  • 3. Wonder Girls says its rock band concept permanent
  • 4. 'Korean sex slaves were everywhere'
  • 5. Here's the punch line: Comedian couple to marry
  • 6. It's a daughter for Lim Yo-han, Kim Ka-yeon
  • 7. Broken Valentine rocker dead at 33
  • 8. Korea has more low-wage earners
  • 9. 'Arnold Iron Dream diet pills' can cause death
  • 10. Park In-bee wins Women's British Open, achieves LPGA career grand slam