Samsung develops Industry’s first LPDDR5X DRAM
Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced the development of the industry's first 14-nanometer (nm) based 16-gigabit (Gb) Low Power Double Data Rate 5X (LPDDR5X) DRAM, designed to drive further growth across high-speed data service applications such as 5G, AI, and the metaverse.
"In recent years, hyperconnected market segments like AI, augmented reality (AR), and the metaverse, which rely on extremely fast large-scale data processing, have been rapidly expanding," said SangJoon Hwang, Senior Vice President and Head of Samsung Electronics' DRAM Design Team. "Our LPDDR5X memory will expand the use of high-performance, low-power memory beyond smartphones, bringing new capabilities to AI-based edge applications such as servers and even automobiles."
LPDDR5X from Samsung is a next-generation mobile DRAM that is designed to significantly increase speed, capacity, and power savings for future 5G applications. Samsung introduced the industry's first 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM in 2018, and the company is now aggressively expanding beyond mobile markets with the first 16Gb LPDDR5X DRAM.
The LPDDR5X DRAM will have data processing speeds of up to 8.5 gigabits per second (Gbps), which is more than 1.3 times faster than LPDDR5. It will also consume approximately 20% less power than LPDDR5 memory due to its use of the industry's most advanced 14nm DRAM process technology. Furthermore, the 16Gb LPDDR5X chip will support up to 64 gigabytes (GB) per memory package, meeting the growing global demand for higher-capacity mobile DRAM.
Later this year, Samsung will begin working with global chip manufacturers to create a more viable framework for the expanding world of digital reality, with LPDDR5X serving as a key component of that foundation.
With continuous improvements in performance and power efficiency, the company will look to broaden its market-leading mobile DRAM lineup, while also reinforcing its market leadership with greater manufacturing agility.