Memory product supplier Qimonda AG, which was carved out of Infineon Technologies AG on May 1, announced that it was selected by Microsoft as a preferred, comprehensive supplier of graphics RAM for the Xbox 360. Qimonda will supply Microsoft with a significant share of 512MB GDDR3 (Graphic Double Data Rate 3) RAM for the Xbox 360.
In the Xbox 360, each of the eight GDDR3 16MB x 32 components used operates at a rated clock speed to achieve data bandwidth of up to 44.8Gbit/s per memory device. The 512MB GDDR3 comes in a JEDEC compliant 136 ball FBGA package with dimensions of 11mm x 14mm x 1.2mm.
"Leading edge graphics memory is essential to realize life-like video images from the Xbox 360," said Todd Holmdahl, Vice President of Gaming and Xbox Platform Group at Microsoft. "Qimonda's capabilities to design and deliver highly advanced graphics memory products in large volumes were decisive factors in our selection of Qimonda as a strategic and comprehensive partner for the Xbox 360."
"We are very proud to be selected by Microsoft and to successfully qualify our high-end GDDR3 graphics RAM for the Xbox 360 game console," said Thomas Seifert, member of the management board of Qimonda. "This is a major milestone reflecting the success of an important part of our product diversification strategy and continuously growing our share in the graphics memory market. We are fully committed to providing leading edge graphics memory solutions to meet the high-performance requirements of gaming applications and give our customers a competitive edge."