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Microns Hybrid Memory Cube wins The Linley Group Analysts Choice Award
Article Type: Industry news From: Microelectronics International, Volume 29, Issue 2
Micron’s Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) was chosen as a winner of The Linley Group’s first annual Analysts’ Choice Awards. The Hybrid Memory Cube won the award for Best Technology of 2011.
The Analysts’ Choice Awards recognize the top microprocessor-related products of 2011 in several major categories, including embedded, mobile, PC, server, design IP and related technologies. For the Best Technology Award, The Linley Group’s team of technology analysts considered merits of the leading, forward-looking technologies that were announced during 2011.
HMC technology uses advanced TSVs – vertical conduits that electrically connect a stack of individual chips – to combine high performance logic with Micron’s state-of-the-art DRAM. HMC delivers bandwidth and efficiencies a leap beyond current device capabilities. HMC prototypes, for example, clock in with bandwidth of 128 GB/s. By comparison, current state-of-the-art devices deliver 12.8 GB/s. HMC also requires 70 percent less energy to transfer data while offering a small form factor – just 10 percent of the footprint of conventional memory.
HMC will enable a new generation of performance in applications ranging from large-scale networking and high performance computing, to industrial automation and, eventually, consumer products.
The Linley Group has initiated the awards programme to honour excellence in processor design and innovation and to recognize the processor products it believes will have the greatest impact on next-generation system design. The Linley Group publishes Microprocessor Report, the industry’s leading newsletter and other technology reports. For more information about this award, please visit: www.linleygroup.com
Additional information, technical specifications, tools and support for adopting HMC technology can be found at: www.micron.com