Samsung Electronics rolls out a super DRAM

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Samsung Electronics rolls out a super DRAM

Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest memory chipmaker, said Tuesday it has started mass-producing the industry’s first 16-gigabyte, Low Power Double Data Rate 5 (LPDDR5) mobile DRAM to target the high-end smartphone market.

Its 16-gigabyte LPDDR5 mobile DRAM package combines eight of its second-generation, 10-nanometer-class 12-gigabit chips and four 8-gigabyte chips, according to Samsung.

The latest mobile chip can provide a data transfer speed of 5,500 megabits per second, equal to nine high-definition movie files in one second.

The new product also has twice the capacity of the previous 8-gigabyte LPDDR4X DRAM package and consumes 20 percent less power.

“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,” said Cheol Choi, senior vice president of memory sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics.

Samsung’s LPDDR5 mobile DRAM is produced at the company’s factory in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi.

The company said it aims to mass-produce an upgraded LDPPR5 DRAM using third-generation 10-nanometer-class process technology in the second half, in line with the development of a 6,400 megabit per second chipset.

The Korean tech company said the move will solidify its status in the semiconductor market and provide better solutions for premium mobile devices and high-end PCs.

“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,” said Choi.

BY YONHAP, SONG KYOUNG-SON [song.kyoungson@joongang.co.kr]

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