Munich, December 7, 2007 - Qimonda AG, a leading supplier of memory products, today announced the first shipments of 1Gb GDDR3 Graphics memory for the new Asustek EN8800GT/1GB Graphics cards.
"Qimonda is proud to offer ASUS this ultimate memory solution. The 1Gb GDDR3 is a key product for the Graphics market in 2008. Being chosen as the exclusive supplier for the product ramp affirms Qimonda's position as the leading Graphics memory supplier", said Robert Feurle, Vice President of Business Unit Graphics at Qimonda. "We are pleased that Qimonda is the first memory supplier delivering leading edge 1Gb GDDR3 to ASUS to ensure our launch of the EN8800GT graphics card model", said C.P. Wu, General Manager of ASUS graphics and multimedia business.
GDDR3 is the current memory standard for high performance Graphics DRAM. With the 1Gb GDDR3 offered by Qimonda, frame buffer densities are possible of up to 1GB with only 8 pieces of DRAM. With a memory frequency up to 1GHz, data rates of 8GBytes/s can be achieved to target the frame buffer and speed needs of high performing Desktop Graphic. Due to its high density and the comparable low power consumption the 1Gb GDDR3 memory is also ideally suited for the next generation of notebooks. Qimonda's advanced 75nm technology allows an additional power reduction by reducing the memory voltage to 1.5V from today's 1.8V notebook standard.
Qimonda is also preparing for the next Graphics memory standard GDDR5 and has already shipped the first samples. GDDR5 volume production will start mid of 2008.
ASUS is a leading provider of 3C total solutions. With a global staff of more than 100 thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the turnover for 2006 was 17.4 billion U.S. Dollars. ASUS has been ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for 10 consecutive years, and has been ranked No.1 by the Wall Street Journal Asia for best quality products in Taiwan.
Qimonda AG (NYSE: QI) is a leading global memory supplier with a broad diversified DRAM product portfolio. The company generated net sales of Euro 3.61 billion in its 2007 financial year and has approximately 13,500 employees worldwide. Qimonda has access to five 300mm manufacturing sites on three continents and operates six major R&D facilities. The company provides DRAM products for a wide variety of applications, including in the computing, infrastructure, graphics, mobile and consumer areas, using its power saving technologies and designs. Further information is available at www.qimonda.com.
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