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Looking to Save Space in Your Ultrathin Design?

Today’s ultrathins are all about being the sleekest, lightest, and highest-performance devices available—and we have the DRAM solutions to help you get there. Let’s look at how Micron’s new DRAM form factors reduce system height and saves valuable board space.

In an effort to further reduce z-height, a majority of ultrathin laptops have opted out of module form factors in favor of onboard DRAM. And while onboard DRAM is the best solution for z-height, modules bring an element of flexibility in terms of design, supply chain management, and upgradeability. To get the best of both of those worlds, Micron developed a new Single-Sided SODIMM. Single-Sided SODIMMs are a derivative of the widely used standard SODIMM, except the DRAM components, capacitors, and resisters are either on the front or back side of the module, not both. At 2.6mm, our Single-Sided SODIMM represents a 35% z-height savings compared to 4mm for a standard SODIMM.

Learn more about Single-Sided SODIMMs

About Our Blogger

Kris Kido

Kristopher Kido is the Director of Micron’s global Graphics Memory Business.  He is responsible for the strategy and execution of Micron’s broad portfolio of high-speed memory solutions that serve the game console and high-end graphics market.  Prior to this position, Kris held a variety of increasingly responsible positions including Director of Business Development for Personal Computing, Director of DRAM Business Development, Director of Marketing for Non-Memory solutions, and a variety of roles in the areas of finance, marketing and strategy.


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