Samsung first with 40nm memory for servers

Korean tech behemoth Samsung is the first company to market with 32GB memory modules built from 40nm chips.

The high-density, high-performance but low power DDR3 modules, which are destined mainly for server applications, are currently shipping in limited numbers to OEMs and are expected to ramp up into mass production by the end of April.

Don't expect Sammie to be standing still, however. The company says it is determined to move on to 30nm fabrication "in the second half of this year" which could mean in the next couple of months.

"Our 30nm-class technology will provide even more advanced memory solutions for high-end server and PC applications," said Samsung's Soo-In Cho.