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Memory // Innovations

Tim Hollis on Solving Signal Integrity Challenges in Micron GDDR6X Memory

By Rebecca Lewington - 2020-09-17

Micron recently announced GDDR6X, the new gold standard in graphics memory. To find out what makes GDDR6X so remarkable, I had a chat with Tim Hollis, Micron fellow and one of the inventors of the special sauce. (Spoiler alert: We’re squeezing two bits down every wire, instead of one, giving us twice the raw bandwidth of the previous generation.) At those speeds, circuit board traces and solder bumps don’t behave like lines on a diagram, so keeping those bits intact takes some serious engineering.

 

I also asked Tim about what it means to be a Micron fellow. According to him, it offers the opportunity to progress his career while remaining in a technical role and mentoring “the rising generation of engineers” within Micron.

I was fascinated and I think you will be too.

Learn more about how Micron is reinventing graphics memory.

Rebecca Lewington

Rebecca Lewington

Technology Evangelist, Global Corporate Marketing and Corporate Communications
Rebecca is responsible for telling Micron’s technology story to show how fractally innovative our people are and how we’re enabling the world to harness data to accelerate exploration and discovery. Based in California, she holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of London and has been granted 15 patents in the field of semiconductor plasma etch manufacturing systems.

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