Samsung is now in the lime-light, as often, flaunting its ever improving prowess in advanced mobile storage technology. The world leader in this field announced that it has initiated mass producing the industry’s first 2nd-generation of 10-nanometer-class (1y-nm), LPDDR4X (Low Power, Double Data Rate, 4X) DRAM.
The 2nd- generation LPDDR4X DRAM is more powerful, efficient and lower the battery drain of today’s premium smartphones and other mobile applications. When compared to the existing best mobile DRAM (1x-nm 16Gb LPDDR4X), it’s capable of power reduction up to a 10 percent while maintaining the same data rate of 4,266 megabits per second (Mb/s).
To Bolster the Early 2019 Flagship Devices
Samsung is the largest vendor of DRAM memory cells. It’ll be difficult to point out a single device of other OEM’s that doesn’t board at least one memory solution from the Korean-Giant. Hence, the new 2nd Gen DRAM too ought to be a more common object in 2019 flagship devices.
Sewon Chun, senior vice president of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics said:
“The advent of 10nm-class mobile DRAM will enable significantly enhanced solutions for next-generation, flagship mobile devices that should first hit the market late this year or the first part of 2019.”“We will continue to grow our premium DRAM lineup to lead the ‘high-performance, high capacity, and low power’ memory segment to meet the market demand and strengthen our business competitiveness.”
Samsung’s first donation in this venture comes with successful production of 8GB LPDDR4X mobile DRAM package. It’s achieved by combining four of the 10nm-class 16Gb LPDDR4X DRAM chips (16Gb=2GB). The four-channel package realized a data rate of 34.1GB per second. Its thickness has been reduced by more than 20 percent from the 1st-gen package. Literally, enabling OEMs to design slimmer yet more effective mobile devices.
Moreover, the firm asserted it’ll be rapidly expanding its share of mobile DRAM in the market by providing a variety of high-capacity products, including 4GB, 6GB and 8GB LPDDR4X packages.