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Microsoft seeks engineers for next-gen Xbox, teases GDDR6

Microsoft teases the next-gen Xbox, is looking for engineers while mentioning GDDR6 technology
By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming Consoles News | Posted: Apr 20, 2018 3:40 am

It looks like we can expect some truly next-gen technology inside of the next-gen Xbox consolef rom Microsoft, with the company expanding its team and looking for an engineer to lead their DRAM solutions for Xbox console hardware development for current, and future Xbox projects.

 

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Microsoft has a new job opening for a senior electrical engineer/DRAM memory lead that has a "solid understanding of core engineering principles" and a "deep understanding of current DDR3 and GDDR5 technology". The company says that the lead candidate for this position would "will be the primary technical focal point for existing and leading-edge memory technologies on currently shipping and future Xbox design projects".

 

These memory solutions include DDR3, GDDR5, GDDR6, and even future DRAM technologies. Alright, my tech senses are tingling in all the right ways, guys.

 

The listing reads: "The focus will be integrating the right memory solutions into the console based on a variety of constraints such as power, cost, reliability, signal integrity and performance requirements. Integration includes defining the system requirements for each memory technology, creating specifications, working within an internal team, partner teams and external vendors to identify specific components that meet the requirements and then completing a characterization, qualification and validation of the chosen technology".

 

Not only that, but Microsoft is looking for a new Xbox Storage Architect that would help "lead the storage solutions for the Xbox console hardware development team". This position reads: "Storage solutions include HDD, SSD, and Flash based storage technologies. The successful candidate will be the primary technical focal point for existing and leading-edge storage technologies on currently shipping and future Xbox design projects".

 

The listing continues: "The focus will be integrating the right storage solutions into the console based on a variety of constraints such as cost, reliability, capacity and performance requirements. Integration includes defining the requirements for each storage technology, creating specifications, working within an internal team and external vendors to identify specific components that meet the requirements and then completing a characterization, qualification and validation of each technology".

NEWS SOURCES:Careers.microsoft.com

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