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Samsung announces ultra fast 16B LPDDR5 with 6,400 Mb/s speed

Get ready for a blazing fast DRAM in Samsung Galaxy devices. Samsung announced earlier that it will be mass-producing a 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM based on the 1z process which is an industry-leading technology as of now.

According to the schedule, 16GB LPDDR was announced earlier this year and is slated to enter mass production in the second half of 2020. It will be produced in Samsung’s Pyeongtaek facility in South Korea.

The memory chips use the world’s first 10nm-class 1z process technology using Chaebol’s third-generation process node that will use extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology to fabricate their memory chips or DRAM.

According to Jung-Bane Lee, VP at DRAM Product & Technology, this will open the flood gates by eliminating the roadblocks that come when scaling DRAM. The technology elevates the threshold limit that was earlier a major developmental hurdle.

Talking about the performance, the LPDDR5 chipset is capable of reaching speed speed of 6,400 MB/s which is roughly 16% higher than the 12GB LPDDR5 DRAM. The data transfer rate of the 16GB LPDDR5 chip is at 51.2GB/s. The 1z process used in the fabrication does give the new DRAM a smaller profile. It is 30% thinner than the predecessor that used the 1y process. The new technology would take a smaller chunk of space under the hood thanks to its package of 8 chips rather than having to put in 12 chips to compensate for the same storage capacity.

Apparently, Samsung Galaxy S21 series will be the first to get it which makes sense. Stay put on TechTantrum for further updates.



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