The Japanese memory manufacturer Elpida has announced that it should deliver the first samples of 32 bit DDR2 at the end of this month. Up until now, it was necessary to use 16 bit modules in pairs to function with 32 bit memory controllers.
This should enable reducing power consumption by roughly 20%, the size of modules by 25%, packaging costs and improve the quality of the signal as electromagnetic interferences are reduced.
These 64 MB modules are engraved in 70nm and offer a memory bandwidth between 1 GB and 4.2 GB/s. They should amongst other things be found in digital televisions, set-top boxes, personal navigation devices and printers.