Samsung produces new DRAM chip for mobiles

Home > Business > Industry

print dictionary print

Samsung produces new DRAM chip for mobiles

Samsung Electronics announced on Tuesday that it has created an 8 GB DRAM that will allow mobile devices to process data twice as fast.

DRAM, also known as dynamic random access memory, is the most common chip used in computing devices such as laptops and smartphones.

The 8 GB technology will allow mobile gadgets to take ultra high-definition video and shoot photos with a quality of 20 million pixels one right after the another.

Samsung said that it has embarked on producing its next-generation 8 GB Low Power Double Data Rate 4 (LPDDR4), DRAM technology that has applied a 20-nanometer processor for the first time in the world.

It can also cut power consumption by up to 40 percent while processing data at a speed twice as fast as the company’s existing LPDDR3.

The 8 GB LPDDR4, developed by Samsung’s own Low Voltage Swing Terminated Logic (LVSTL) technology, processes data at 3,200 megabits per second - two times faster than PC DRAM.

The news came three months after Samsung announced it had produced the 20-nano 6 GB LPDDR3 Mobile DRAM in September.

Samsung was given the Innovation Award at CES 2014 for the 4 GB LPDDR4 Mobile D RAM.

Its mobile DRAMs have won the Innovation Award for three consecutive years.

“The production of 8 GB Mobile DRAM has contributed to our clients launching next-generation flagship mobile devices in a timely manner,” said Choi Joo-sun, executive vice president of memory sales and marketing at Samsung Electronics.

“In the future, we will continue to provide the DRAM solution optimized for the new operating system environment in advance by strengthening technology cooperation with global customers.”

Samsung Electronics is the only company that applies 20-nano processing to produce DRAMs for servers and 8 GB Mobile DRAM.

BY KIM JUNG-YOON [kjy@joongang.co.kr]

More in Industry

New Benz

From Europe with love

SK Holdings creates hydrogen investment business unit

'Netflix law' to go into effect from Dec. 10

LG Energy Solution launches, aims for ₩30 trillion sales by 2024

Log in to Twitter or Facebook account to connect
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
help-image Social comment?
lock icon

To write comments, please log in to one of the accounts.

Standards Board Policy (0/250자)

What’s Popular Now