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Samsung Begins Mass Production of Industry's First 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM

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2020/02/25 00:22:39 (permalink)
https://www.techpowerup.com/264193/samsung-begins-mass-production-of-industrys-first-16gb-lpddr5-dram
 
Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has begun mass producing the industry's first 16-gigabyte (GB) LPDDR5 mobile DRAM package for next-generation premium smartphones. Following mass production of the industry-first 12 GB LPDDR5 in July, 2019, the new 16 GB advancement will lead the premium mobile memory market with added capacity that enables enhanced 5G and AI features including graphic-rich gaming and smart photography.

"Samsung has been committed to bringing memory technologies to the cutting edge in allowing consumers to enjoy amazing experiences through their mobile devices. We are excited to stay true to that commitment with our new, top-of-the-line mobile solution for global device manufacturers," said Cheol Choi, senior vice president of memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics. "With the introduction of a new product lineup based on our next-generation process technology later this year, Samsung will be able to fully address future memory demands from global customers."
 
Data transfer rate for the 16 GB LPDDR5 comes in at 5,500 megabits per second (Mb/s), approximately 1.3 times faster than the previous mobile memory (LPDDR4X, 4266 Mb/s). Compared to an 8 GB LPDDR4X package, the new mobile DRAM delivers more than 20-percent energy savings while providing up to twice the capacity.

Samsung's 16 GB LPDDR5 mobile DRAM package consists of eight 12-gigabit (Gb) chips and four 8Gb chips, equipping premium smartphones with twice the DRAM capacity found in many higher-end laptops and gaming PCs today. Along with the blazing-fast performance, the industry's largest capacity supports dynamic and responsive game play as well as ultra-high-resolution graphics on premium smartphones for highly immersive mobile gaming experiences.

As Samsung continues to expand LPDDR5 mobile DRAM production at its Pyeongtaek site, the company plans to mass-produce 16Gb LPDDR5 products based on third-generation 10 nm-class (1z) process technology in the second half of this year, in line with the development of a 6,400 Mb/s chipset. Such relentless innovation is expected to well-position Samsung to further solidify its competitive edge in markets such as premium mobile devices, high-end PCs and automotive applications.
 
As 5G tech begins to grow memory demand is also going to grow so Samsung seems to have anticipated this. In my opinion more memory will be needed. 

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    Re: Samsung Begins Mass Production of Industry's First 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM 2020/02/25 05:21:46 (permalink)
    interesting 

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    Re: Samsung Begins Mass Production of Industry's First 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM 2020/02/25 07:16:43 (permalink)
    That should help make the new cell phones more enticing

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    Re: Samsung Begins Mass Production of Industry's First 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM 2020/02/25 14:55:32 (permalink)
    But at what cost?

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    Re: Samsung Begins Mass Production of Industry's First 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM 2020/02/25 16:43:40 (permalink)
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