Samsung Announces 8Gb DRAM for Mobile AI, 5G Apps

This week, Seoul, Korea-based Samsung announced Samsung LPDDR5, "the industry's first 10-nanometer-class 8 gigabit LPDDR5 DRAM."

The dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) has been designed with artifcial intelligence- and 5G-powered mobile applicaitons in mind, the company said.

"The 8Gb LPDDR5 boasts a data rate of up to 6,400 megabits per second (Mb/s), which is 1.5 times as fast as the mobile DRAM chips used in current flagship mobile devices," the company specified in its official announcement of the new product. "[And] thanks to [new] low-power features, the 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM will deliver power consumption reductions of up to 30 percent, maximizing mobile device performance and extending the battery life of smartphones."

According to the company, functional testing of a "prototype 8GB LPDDR5 DRAM package, which is comprised of eight 8Gb LPDDR5 chips," has been completed, and now Samsung is looking to move toward mass production along with its other "next-generation" DRAM offerings: LPDDR5, DDR5 and GDDR6, although no timeline was given.

More about Samsung's DRAM line can be found here.

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