Qimonda today announced as first DRAM manufacturer the availability of GDDR5 samples. Qimonda started shipping of the first 512Mb GDDR5 samples to customers. “We are pleased that we can support the GDDR5 activities of our customers with this first sample shipment, which is a major step to ensure the fast introduction of GDDR5 into the Graphics Market,” said Robert Feurle, Vice President of Business Unit Graphics at Qimonda.

Qimonda AG, a leading supplier of memory products, today announced as first
DRAM manufacturer the availability of GDDR5 samples. Qimonda started shipping of
the first 512Mb GDDR5 (Graphics Double Data Rate 5) samples to customers.

“We are pleased that we can support the GDDR5 activities of our customers with
this first sample shipment, which is a major step to ensure the fast
introduction of GDDR5 into the Graphics Market,” said Robert Feurle, Vice
President of Business Unit Graphics at Qimonda.

GDDR5 is targeted to become the next predominant graphics DRAM standard and will
boost memory bandwidth of graphics applications to a new dimension. The GDDR5
standard is about to get finalized in JEDEC where industry participants jointly
defined this leading edge graphics standard over the last years. GDDR5 will be
available with data rates up to 20GBytes / s per component, which is more than
double the band width of the fastest GDDR3 memories today and comes with a
multitude of advanced power saving features. First products with GDDR5 memories
are expected for 2008. GDDR5 is targeting a variety of applications, starting
with High Performance Desktop Graphic cards followed by Notebook graphics. Later
on also the introduction in Game consoles and other graphics intensive
applications is planned.