Samsung, the Memory Leader, Announces Support for AMD's Multiprocessing Architecture
SAN JOSE, CA --
Samsung, the world leader in memory, announced its full support for the new AMD Athlon™ MP processor and the AMD-760™ MP multiprocessing chipset for one- and two-way servers and workstations. Samsung has an entire range of DDR SDRAM memory products including 64Mb, 128Mb and 256Mb modules in both PC2100 and PC1600 speeds, all fully validated and all available for delivery. The AMD Athlon MP processor with Smart MP technology is the latest member of the AMD Athlon family of processors, all designed to offer high-performance multiprocessing capability.
Samsung is the leader in the DDR SDRAM memory market and provides a complete range of DDR SDRAM validated modules for workstations, servers, mainstream PCs, set top boxes and networking applications. Samsung's DDR SDRAM memory module product offering, all currently shipping, spans the entire spectrum from 64MB to 1GB DDR SDRAM. All Samsung memory modules are fully validated for use with all AMD microprocessors and system chipsets including the AMD Athlon™ MP processor and the AMD-760™ MP multiprocessing chipset.
"Samsung is the world leader in the memory market," said Tom Quinn, vice president of marketing at Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. "We will maintain our number one position in memory by offering a full range of DDR SDRAM all perfectly matched to AMD's new line of AMD Athlon™ MP processors with Smart MP technology. We are committed to supporting our customers by ensuring they have the memory modules they need that deliver the right mix of performance, availability and, of course, price."
Samsung intends to maintain its memory leadership far into the future, as demonstrated by its recent announcement of a fully-functional 4Gbit DDR SDRAM at the 2001 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco this February. The 1.8V 4Gbit DDR SDRAM uses a twisted open bitline architecture and is defined and fabricated in its full density using an 0.10 micron design rule.
About the AMD Athlon™ MP Processor
The AMD Athlon™ MP processor is a seventh-generation x86 processor for high- performance multiprocessing servers and workstations. It takes advantage of AMD's innovative Smart MP technology which features dual point-to-point, high-speed 266MHz system buses designed to provide up to 2.1GB per second per CPU of bus bandwidth in a dual-processor system. Smart MP also features an optimized MOESI cache coherency protocol that manages data and memory traffic in a multiprocessing environment. The AMD Athlon MP processor, with stable Socket A infrastructure and support for DDR memory technology, has a high performance full-speed cache with hardware data pre-fetch, an advanced 266MHz front side bus with ECC support, a fully pipelined superscalar floating point engine, and an exclusive L2 Translation Look-aside Buffer (TLB). It also incorporates 3DNow! Professional technology, 52 new instructions that extend 3DNow! technology and enable smoother, richer and more lifelike images, more precise digital audio and an enriched Web experience.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy awarded AMD an ENERGY STAR® Certificate of Recognition for its energy-efficient processors, including the AMD Athlon MP processor. These processors helps manufacturers meet stringent ENERGY STAR specifications for a variety of appliances, equipment and other products. Products with the ENERGY STAR label are designed to use less energy, save money and help protect the environment.
AMD Athlon MP processors are manufactured using AMD's .18 micron copper process technology at Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
About the AMD-760™ MP Chipset
The AMD-760™ MP chipset, is AMD's high performance two-way multiprocessor core logic solution for the AMD Athlon™ MP processor. It consists of two chips-the AMD-762™ system controller, or northbridge, and the AMD-766™ peripheral bus controller, or southbridge. The AMD-760 MP chipset unleashes the power of DDR memory technology, which combines with other sophisticated core logic in data, memory and I/O control as well as system and power management to provide a powerful solution for server and workstation platforms. The AMD-760 MP chipset supports up to two AMD Athlon™ MP processors with a 266MHz front side bus, as well as PC2100 DDR memory and AGP4x graphics.
About Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, Samsung Electronics, with year 2000 sales revenue of US$27 billion, is a world leader in the electronics industry. It is the world's leader in DRAM memory, SRAM memory, and TFT-LCD display products for industrial, mobile and desktop computing applications. Samsung Electronics is also the world's fourth largest semiconductor company overall with a full line of semiconductor products including microprocessor and custom asic components. Maintaining its long and distinguished history of industry firsts, Samsung Electronics is the first company to develop a 4-Gigabit DRAM and has fully-functional prototypes of the next generation DDR-II DRAM. Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. is located in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.usa.samsungsemi.com.