Samsung Electronics has developed what the company claims is the industry's first 14nm 16Gb LPDDR5X DRAM, designed to drive further growth throughout the high-speed data service 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 been rapidly expanding," said SangJoon Hwang, senior VP and head of Samsung's DRAM design team. "Our LPDDR5X will broaden the use of high-performance, low-power memory beyond smartphones and bring new capabilities to AI-based edge applications like servers and even automobiles."
The LPDDR5X DRAM will offer data processing speeds of up to 8.5Gbps, which are over 1.3 times faster than LPDDR5's 6.4Gbps, Samsung claimed. Leveraging 14nm DRAM process technology, it will also use around 20% less power than LPDDR5 memory. In addition, the 16Gb LPDDR5X chip will enable up to 64GB per memory package, accommodating increasing demand for higher-capacity mobile DRAM worldwide, said the chipmaker
Samsung also noted that later this year, it will begin collaborating with global chipset manufacturers to establish a more viable framework for the expanding world of digital reality, with its LPDDR5X serving as a key part of that foundation.
In October, Samsung announced mass production of its DDR5 solutions built using EUV-based 14nm process technology. The vendor also disclosed plans to expand its 14nm DDR5 portfolio to support data center, supercomputer and enterprise server applications, while growing its 14nm DRAM chip density to 24Gb.
Samsung 14nm LPDDR5X DRAM