Micron Launches 7,200MT/s DDR5 Memory Using 1β Technology

Micron Technology has heralded the launch of its 16Gb DDR5 memory, fabricated using the avant-garde 1-beta (1β) process node, boasting an impressive speed of 7200MT/s. The illustrious tech giant elucidates that the novel DRAM chips, incorporating high-k CMOS device technology, offer a riveting 50% surge in performance and a 33% enhancement in energy efficiency per watt when juxtaposed against their antecedent counterparts. These chips are presently being provisioned to their entire repertoire of data center and PC clientele.

Having unveiled the 1-beta process node at the culmination of the prior year, Micron asserts its conspicuous benefits, spanning across performance, bit density, and power efficiency. Furthermore, this innovation harbors the potential to substantially attenuate DRAM costs, promising to endow the company with a pronounced competitive edge. The DDR5 memory, crafted on the foundation of the 1-beta node, spans a spectrum from 4800MT/s to 7200MT/s. It possesses the prowess to elevate computational capabilities to unparalleled echelons, rendering support for applications that crisscross data centers and client platforms—encompassing Artificial Intelligence (AI) training and inference, generative AI, intricate data analytics, and In-Memory Databases (IMDB).

Brian Callaway, Vice President of the Core Computing Design Engineering Group at Micron, opined that the mass production and application of DDR5 memory, leveraging the 1-beta process node, stand as a seminal milestone within the industry. Collaborating synergistically with ecosystem partners and clients will inevitably expedite the adoption of this high-performance memory. Micron anticipates a plethora of their offerings to embrace the 1-beta node, which, aside from DDR5, will also encompass LPDDR5X, HBM3E, and GDDR7.

Fueled by ambition, Micron envisages a multi-billion dollar investment to metamorphose their wafer fabrication facilities into technologically superior, highly automated, sustainable, and AI-driven establishments. This initiative prominently features an investment directed towards their Hiroshima plant in Japan, which, sources intimate, will employ the 1-beta node for mass-producing DRAM.