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Samsung Develops New DRAM for 5G, AI Features of Smartphones

(image: Samsung Electronics)

(image: Samsung Electronics)

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire)Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it has developed a new mobile dynamic random access memory (DRAM) solution optimized for the fifth-generation (5G) network and artificial intelligence (AI) features of smartphones.

The South Korean tech giant said it finished the development of the 10nm-class 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM in April, boasting the speed of 6,400 Mbps, which is 1.5 times faster than the existing LPDDR4X DRAM currently installed in flagship smartphones.

Samsung said the speed is capable of transmitting 14 full-HD quality movie files, or 51.2 GB, in a second.

The company said the development of the new product will generate new opportunities in the mobile and automotive industries, adding the 10nm-class LPDDR5 DRAM will be available in two bandwidths for different needs from such segments.

“By doubling the number of memory banks — subdivisions within a DRAM cell — from eight to 16, the new memory can attain a much higher speed while reducing power consumption,” the company said.

“The 8Gb LPDDR5 also makes use of a highly advanced, speed-optimized circuit architecture that verifies and ensures the chip’s ultra-high-speed performance,” it added.

Samsung said the 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM consumes 30 percent less power compared with the predecessor, allowing smartphones to last longer by boasting improved features. The company said such developments will allow smartphones to come with stable ultra-HD, AI and machine-learning features as well.

“This development of 8Gb LPDDR5 represents a major step forward for low-power mobile memory solutions,” the company said. “We will continue to expand our next-generation 10nm-class DRAM lineup as we accelerate the move toward greater use of premium memory across the global landscape.”

An official from Samsung Electronics said the mass production will begin in the near future depending on the demand from its clients.

The latest solution is unlikely to be adopted by the Galaxy Note 9 smartphone, which will be unveiled next month, industry watchers said.


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