Samsung started boosting its production of 25nm DRAM chips

Samsung's decision to boost 25nm DRAM production poses a threat to Micron Technology and SK Hynix.

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Samsung Electronics has started increasing its 25nm DRAM production with the hopes that it can grab a good share of the DRAM market while they still can. The South Korean based chipmaker is taking advantage of the situation courtesy of an accident that broke out at SK Hynix's DRAM production fab in China in September 2013.

Samsung started boosting its production of 25nm DRAM chips |

Because of the fire that broke out in its plant, one third of the DRAM's production halted. Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology are the only DRAM chipmakers who are close enough to compensate for the production scarcity, including the production of chips for Apple Technology and GDDR5 for video cards.

Samsung Electronics has an advantage since they already have a 25nm DRAM production fab. The majority of DRAM production from Micron is based on 30nm process, and its technology transition to 20nm production won't be completed until the end of 2014. It was only recently when Micron completed its transition to manufacture 25nm chips via its plant in Hiroshima. This fab was formerly owned by Elpida Memory and produced DRAM chips for mobiles.

Whether Micron can keep up with Samsung Electronics with its newly upgraded 25nm DRAM production fab is something that we'll have to wait and watch.


After being a long time PC enthusiast and a former contributor for many Indian based PC and Tech forums, Roshan now joins TweakTown covering tech news and also any developments from India. Like many enthusiasts, with years of being involved in many Indian tech forums and running his own tech site, he's commonly referred by his forum nickname 'The Sorcerer' by many old and new fellow PC enthusiasts, followed by few companies from time to time. He's also the winner of the TweakTown's Computex 2012 Taipei trip. If any free time is left, Roshan prefers to play FPS games.

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