Samsung is among the companies developing and producing HBM2 and announced today it is starting mass production of its second generation HBM2, called Aquabolt.
In comparison with the first generation HBM2 chip from Samsung, Aquabolt can deliver a 50 per cent improvement, with both operating at 1.2V. The package, dubbed Aquabolt, delivers data transfer speeds of 2.4 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) per pin which Samsung says translates into a performance boost of almost 50 percent compared to its first-gen offering.More news: Fossils show butterflies appeared on Earth before flowers
The new package will offer a 307 gigabytes-per-second (GBps) data bandwidth, achieving 9.6 times faster data transmission than an eight gigabit (Gb) GDDR5 chip, which provides 32GBps of bandwidth.
'With our production of the first 2.4Gbps 8GB HBM2 we are further strengthening our technology leadership and market competitiveness, ' crowed Jaesoo Han, executive vice president of Samsung's Memory Sales & Marketing division. As Samsung highlights, using four of the new HBM2 packages in a system will enable 1.2 terabytes-per-second (TBps) of bandwidth. The 8GB HBM2 single packages have 8 x 8Gb HBM2 dies that Samsung vertically interconnects with over 5000 TSVs (Through Silicon Via's) per die.More news: NAACP Calls for 'BLIZZARD' of 'Snowflakes' as Trump Visits Atlanta — SNOW PATROL
Aside from improvements in bandwidth speeds, Samsung Electronics' new HBM2 module is also fitted with an "additional protective layer" at the bottom of the package to increase its physical strength.
An official from Samsung Electronics said, "With the latest mass production, Samsung Electronics is the only company in the industry that supplies the HBM2 DRAM chip". In the research department, Samsung says it'll continue to rapidly advance its memory technology in conjunction with leading OEMs throughout a range of fields including supercomputing, artificial intelligence, and graphics processing.More news: Christmas sales surprise for Next