Hynix today introduced the industry’s first 1 Gigabit GDDR5 Graphics DRAM. It
operates at 5Gbps bandwidth and processes up to 20 Gigabytes of data per second
with a 32-bit I/O. The newly introduced GDDR5 is built on the company’s leading
edge 66nm process technology and designed to minimize power consumption. With
its improved speed and power characteristics, GDDR5 is projected to succeed
GDDR3 and dominate the graphics DRAM market from the 2nd half of 2008. Hynix
plans to start mass production of GDDR5 in the first half of next year to meet
the increasing demand for high performance graphics DRAM.

Hynix Semiconductor Inc. today introduced the industry’s first 1 Gigabit
GDDR5 Graphics DRAM.

GDDR, Graphics Double Data Rate, is an ultra high speed Graphics DRAM that
processes graphic data in electronic devices such as personal computer and game
consoles. As high definition digital media players market continues to expand,
demand for high-speed and high density GDDR products is rapidly increasing.

The industry’s first 1Gb GDDR5 from Hynix is also the fastest and highest
density graphics memory available. It operates at 5Gbps bandwidth and processes
up to 20 Gigabytes of data per second with a 32-bit I/O, ideal in applications
with high definition video and cinematic and photo-realistic graphics content. A
bandwidth of 20 Gigabytes per second offered by the Hynix 1Gb GDDR5 can process
more than 20 hours of DVD quality video.

The newly introduced GDDR5 is built on the company’s leading edge 66nanometer
process technology and designed to minimize power consumption. In addition to
its small form factor and power saving characteristics, Hynix’s GDDR5 features
time delay adjustments, error correction and jitter control technology enabling
more robust system designs.

The fifth generation graphics memory GDDR5 improves data processing speed by
more than two times than that of GDDR3, the current mainstream graphics DRAM
device. With its improved speed and power characteristics, GDDR5 is projected to
succeed GDDR3 and dominate the graphics DRAM market from the 2nd half of 2008.

Hynix plans to start mass production of GDDR5 in the first half of next year to
meet the increasing demand for high performance graphics DRAM.