Samsung developed the first LPDDR5X DRAM in the industry

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has developed the industry's first 14-nanometer (nm) based on 16-gigabit (Gb) low-power dual-speed 5X (LPDDR5X) DRAM, designed to drive further growth across high-speed data services applications including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and the metaverse.

Samsung developed the first LPDDR5X DRAM in the industry

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Samsung Electronics announced today that it has developed the industry's first 14-nanometer (nm) based on 16-gigabit (Gb) low-power dual-speed 5X (LPDDR5X) DRAM, designed to drive further growth across high-speed data services applications including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and the metaverse. 

"In recent years, hyperconnected market segments such as AI, augmented reality (AR) and the metaverse, which rely on extremely fast large-scale data processing, have expanded rapidly," said SangJoon Hwang, senior vice president and head of DRAM. Samsung Electronics design team. " Our LPDDR5X will expand the use of high-performance and low-power memory beyond smartphones and bring new capabilities to edge-based applications based on artificial intelligence such as servers and even cars," the Samsung newsroom reports. 

Samsung's LPDDR5X is a next-generation mobile DRAM designed to significantly increase speed, capacity and energy savings for future 5G applications. In 2018, Samsung delivered the industry’s first 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM, and today the company is aggressively moving beyond the mobile device market with the first 16Gb LPDDR5X DRAM. 

LPDDR5X DRAM will offer data processing speeds of up to 8.5 gigabits per second (Gbps), which is over 1.3 times faster than 6.4 Gbps with LPDDR5. Using the most advanced 14nm DRAM technology in the industry, it will also use about 20% less power than LPDDR5 memory. In addition, the 16Gb LPDDR5X chip will provide up to 64 gigabytes (GB) per memory package, meeting the growing demand for higher-capacity mobile DRAM worldwide. 

Later this year, Samsung will begin working with global chipset makers to establish a more sustainable framework for the expanding digital reality world, and its LPDDR5X will serve as a key part of that foundation. 

The company will seek to expand its line of mobile DRAMs that keep pace with continuous improvement in performance and energy efficiency, while at the same time strengthening its market leadership with greater production agility. 

By: Amber V.