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Toshiba quadruples chip memory

Toshiba will ship fast memory chips with four times the capacity of today's models.

Toshiba announced that it will ship the fastest high-capacity DRAM memory chip on the market in June.

The new Toshiba chip can hold 64 megabits of data, four times the capacity of today's mainstream 16-megabit chips, and has an access time of 40 nanoseconds. Typical RAM today has an access time of 60 nanoseconds.

DRAM (Dynamic RAM) chips comprise the main memory of personal computers. Toshiba's chip also supports extended data-out (EDO) technology, which speeds access to memory.

The company will ship the new line in limited volume in June and then boost production to about 100,000 chips per month in October.

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