Samsung Develops Industry’s First 8Gb LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM

December 30, 2013 | Comments | Tomorrow Works

Summary:

 

•Samsung developed the industry’s first eight gigabit (Gb), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4), mobile DRAM.

 

• The 8Gb LPDDR4 is fabricated on 20-nanometer (nm) class* process technology, and offers 1 gigabyte (GB) on a single die, which is the largest density available for DRAM components today.

 

• Overall, the new LPDDR4 interface will provide 50 percent higher performance than the fastest LPDDR3 or DDR3 memory while consuming approximately 40 percent less energy at 1.1 volts.

 

• Samsung is leading mobile DRAM technology development and is the leader in mobile DRAM market share with its 4Gb and 6Gb LPDDR3.

 

 

Samsung Develops Industry’s First 8Gb LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM

 

Ushering in the next-generation of ultra-fast mobile memory to meet growing market demand

 

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has developed the industry’s first eight gigabit (Gb), low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4), mobile DRAM.

 

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“This next-generation LPDDR4 DRAM will contribute significantly to faster growth of the global mobile DRAM market, which will soon comprise the largest share of the entire DRAM market,” said Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics. “We will continue introducing the most advanced mobile DRAM one step ahead of the rest of the industry so that global OEMs can launch innovative mobile devices with exceptional user convenience in the timeliest manner.”

 

Samsung’s new high-speed 8Gb LPDDR4 mobile DRAM will provide the highest level of density, performance and energy efficiency for mobile memory applications, enabling end users to have faster, more responsive applications, more advanced features, and higher resolution displays while maximizing battery life.

 

The 8Gb LPDDR4 is fabricated on 20-nanometer (nm) class* process technology, and offers 1 gigabyte (GB) on a single die, which is the largest density available for DRAM components today. With four of the 8Gb chips, a single 4GB LPDDR4 package can provide the highest level of performance available today.

 

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In addition, Samsung’s new 8Gb LPDDR4 uses a Low Voltage Swing Terminated Logic (LVSTL) I/O interface, which was originally proposed by Samsung to JEDEC and has become a standard specification for LPDDR4 DRAM. Based on this new interface, the LPDDR4 chip will enable a data transfer rate per pin of 3,200 megabits per second (Mbps), which is twice that of the 20nm-class LPDDR3 DRAM now in mass production. Overall, the new LPDDR4 interface will provide 50 percent higher performance than the fastest LPDDR3 or DDR3 memory. Also, it consumes approximately 40 percent less energy at 1.1 volts.

 

With the new chip, Samsung will focus on the premium mobile market including large screen UHD smartphones, tablets and ultra-slim notebooks that offer four times the resolution of full-HD imaging, and also on high-performance network systems.

 

Samsung is leading mobile DRAM technology development and is the leader in mobile DRAM market share with its 4Gb and 6Gb LPDDR3. It started offering the thinnest and smallest 3GB LPDDR3 (6Gb) package solutions in November and will provide its new 8Gb LPDDR4 DRAM in 2014. The 8Gb mobile DRAM chip will rapidly expand the market for high-density DRAM in next-generation mobile devices.

 

 

* Note: 20nm-class means a process technology node somewhere between 20 and 30 nanometers

 

*All functionality features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. 

  • Migs

    Another thing I like about Samsung they always thinking far ahead and are not afraid to do so.

    Samsung ftw

    • esteef

      and then they slap on touchwiz :(

      • Colin Dinelli

        root it!

        • exlnc

          knox knox…

        • samsungtomorrow

          We will, @colindinelli:disqus! Thanks!

    • samsungtomorrow

      Thanks for the high praise, @disqus_FOi4hAjeSW:disqus! We appreciate it!

  • Gt-Z

    Hopefully, Samsung includes this in their next Galaxy S/Note smartphone.

    • samsungtomorrow

      Hi @Gt=Z, we will let you know when we have news about our next Galaxy S or Note series. Please stay tuned!

  • http://www.TinyTechReview.com/ Jenny

    I hope this is in the Galaxy s5.

    • samsungtomorrow

      You can find out whether our next Galaxy S series will have the mobile DRAM or not if you stay tuned to our blog @TinyTechReview:disqus. =)

  • Butts

    wjhat does this mean

    • Rich

      desktop level memory bandwidth performance with mobile level power consumption. Faster chips with lesser battery usage.

    • samsungtomorrow

      What don’t you understand? We will explain it to you, @Butts.

  • khadija

    I can’t wait to try the samsung galaxy s5

    • samsungtomorrow

      We can’t wait either, @khadija!

  • mustak

    Ram

    • samsungtomorrow

      It’s DRAM, @disqus_nugNkxxVVW:disqus =)