Cypress packs 64Mbit memory in SRAM chips that are sized 8.0 mm x 9.5 mm. To get a comparable estimate of the size, the 1 dollar coin has a diameter of 26.5mm. That is, the dollar coin covers an area equivalent to 7 such chips. Talk about value for money!
These chips are designed to operate at a cycle time of 12ns. What is the timescale equivalent to? Well, the human heart pumps blood 72 times every minute. In that one minute, the Cypress chip can support 5 billion read / write operations! One can only marvel at such technological prowess.
The chips have been built in 90nm CMOS technology. That is, a single transistor could be as tiny as 90 nm in length. What is the dimensional equivalent? The human hair is roughly that thick, irrespective of the shampoo / conditioner that we use!. Imagine a switch (or a transistor!) that could be only as wide as a single hair strand!
These chips are guaranteed for high performance and cater to niche markets including storage servers, switches and routers, testing equipment, high-end security systems and military systems
And in what packages do these "dynamites" come in? They are available in RoHS-compliant 48-BGA packages with the smallest footprint.
The I/O configurations supported are both 16-bit and 8-bit, with a power supply of 3V.
A high resolution pic @ http://www.cypress.com/go/pr/3264asyncphoto
The press release covering the launch @ http://www.cypress.com/?rID=43301
The datasheets @ http://www.cypress.com/?rID=49137
it must be a hard work