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Samsung discontinuing B-Die RAM

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 9:45 am
by K-L-Waster
Could be bad news for overclockers and RyZen users.

Samsung’s latest product guide has been modified, therefore revealing Samsung’s choice to discontinue production of B-Die memory. Samsung’s product guide also reveals continued production of A-Die and M-Die memory types, as well as UDIMMs, will become available by Q2 2019.


https://wccftech.com/samsung-b-die-memo ... ung-a-die/

Re: Samsung discontinuing B-Die RAM

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:24 am
by K-L-Waster
Confirmed.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/14327/sa ... dr4-memory

For many years leading DRAM module manufacturers have used Samsung’s B-die 8 Gb memory chips for their fastest and most advanced DIMMs. This quarter Samsung intends to discontinue production of B-die, forcing its partners to find a worthy replacement.

Re: Samsung discontinuing B-Die RAM

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:39 am
by chuckula
Santa Clara California:

Intel Corporation announced a massive patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung, Inc. seeking damages in the billions of dollars. The complaint filed in a California federal court alleges that Samsung knowingly and willfully infringed Intel's patents in the area of cancelling products.

When reached for comment, Intel CEO Bob Swan was quoted as saying: "If those idiots want to steal our product cancellation technology, then WE'LL CANCEL THEM IN COURT!"

This story is developing.

Re: Samsung discontinuing B-Die RAM

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:49 am
by Waco
On topic: Ugh. Samsung is having a rough couple quarters. You'd think these dies would be profit leaders...I guess the higher ASP doesn't offset the production costs?

On chuckula: I lol'd. Well done sir.

Re: Samsung discontinuing B-Die RAM

Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 12:01 pm
by drfish
chuckula wrote:
Santa Clara California:

Intel Corporation announced a massive patent infringement lawsuit...


Still lmao, but that was as far as I read before I guessed your punchline. :lol:

Re: Samsung discontinuing B-Die RAM

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:19 am
by JustAnEngineer

Re: Samsung discontinuing B-Die RAM

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:51 am
by just brew it!
JustAnEngineer wrote:

Hmmm...
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Re: Samsung discontinuing B-Die RAM

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:03 pm
by JustAnEngineer

Re: Samsung discontinuing B-Die RAM

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:33 am
by DrCR
JustAnEngineer wrote:

Yeah, I couldn't help but laugh as within the last few months I saw a lot of TPUers commenting this sector was about due for an 'accident' of some kind.

Re: Samsung discontinuing B-Die RAM

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:02 pm
by Waco
It's just so damn convenient. Every time.

Re: Samsung discontinuing B-Die RAM

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:07 pm
by Captain Ned
Never been in a chip plant, so totally spitballing.

What are the power requirements for a fully on-line UPS (i.e. all primary power comes from the UPS directly, not from utility feed) to sustain a chip plant until backup generation can replace the utility feed? Is it even possible? If it is, does the cost/benefit make sense?

Re: Samsung discontinuing B-Die RAM

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:55 pm
by JustAnEngineer
UPSes can be large enough to power a small city.
https://www.gvea.com/energy/bess

The Hwaseong facility is smaller than Samsung's headquarters in Suwon and another satellite operation in Pyeongtaek.
https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung ... ble-energy

10,000 square meters of solar panels has a peak output of about 2 MW. Average daily production is significantly less, since the sun doesn't shine as much on cloudy days and not at all at night.

Re: Samsung discontinuing B-Die RAM

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:46 pm
by just brew it!
I wonder if they have a SLA with their electricity provider...