An Analysis of GDDR6 and HBM2 Technologies

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  1. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard as it Gets

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    Frank Ferro, senior director of product management at Rambus, discusses the differences in GDDR6 and HBM2 memory technologies; with a focus on the type of applications that each would be best suited for. Around the 8:54 mark he discusses how to combine older process nodes with 7nm process nodes and chiplets. Thanks to TheRetiredEngineer for the links.

    Tech Talk: Frank Ferro, senior director of product management at Rambus, talks with Semiconductor Engineering about memory bottlenecks and why both GDDR6 and high-bandwidth memory are gaining steam and for which markets.
     
  2. Lakados

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    High level stuff like this is hard to come by and it is much appreciated. Thank you!
     
  3. haste.

    haste. [H]ard|Gawd

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    The one person I want to listen to an opinion/explanation from is a Senior Director at Rambus. /s Yikes, I'm surprised this can even be posted on a tech site.
     
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    Yeah, it's not like he knows anything about memory, architecture, and its implementations. He's part of a company that was involved with a bad product once, thereby invalidating his knowledge and opinons for all eternity.
     
  5. haste.

    haste. [H]ard|Gawd

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    Exactly!

    And it was a bad product core followed by the suits attempting to keep the organization alive through no R&D but frivolous lawsuits...
     
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  6. euskalzabe

    euskalzabe Gawd

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    This is super interesting, thanks!
     
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  8. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    Lol. Rambus. That filled me with horrible flashbacks from the P4 era...

    Have they actually moved on from being patent trolls to actually doing anything useful?
     
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    I wonder if they'll use this video as an example of 'prior art' when they need their next round of funding *ahem* I mean frivolous patent lawsuits *ahem* I mean legitimate protection of their internally generated IP...
     
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  10. Killdozer

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    Heh, it's not even about RDRAM :)
    But also I would leave the HBM and GDDR tech talk to Samsung or Micron who actually have an influencing stake in the JEDEC committees for these standards.
     
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  11. Uvaman2

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    I thought Rambus went under ??
     
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    Companies never die....