NEW YORK: Samsung is pushing the DRAM envelope once again. The company has just started mass producing the industry’s first processors with 8 gigabit (Gb), low power double data Relevant Products/Services rate 4 (LPDDR4) mobile DRAM (dynamic random-access memory). If you think that’s a mouthful, wait until you hear what it can do.
Samsung is building these next-generation DRAM processors based on its 20-nanometer process technology. As for LPDDR memory, it’s the most widely used “working memory” for mobile devices in the world because it allows for smaller designs that use less power.
By initiating production of 20nm 8Gb LPDDR4, which is even faster than the DRAM for PCs and servers and consumes much less energy, we are contributing to the timely launch of UHD, large-screen flagship mobile devices,” said Joo Sun Choi, executive vice president of Memory Sales and Marketing at Samsung Electronics. UHD stands for ultra high definition and could set Samsung apart in the competitive mobile device market where large screens and superior clarity are increasingly important.