Shown above are the LPDDR5X developed by Samsung Electronics. It is the industry’s first chipset based on 14-nonometer and 16-gigabit capacity. Photo courtesy of Samsung Electronics

Samsung comes up with LPDDR5X DRAM

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics announced on Nov. 9 that the firm had developed the industry’s first 14-nanometer-based 16-gigabit low power double data rate 5X (LPDDR5X) DRAM.

The Seoul-headquartered company noted that the new chip had been designed to drive further growth throughout the high-speed data service applications, like AI and the metaverse.

“In recent years, hyperconnected market segments such as AI, augmented reality, and the metaverse, which rely on extremely fast large-scale data processing, have been rapidly expanding,” Samsung Senior Vice President Hwang Sang-joon said.

“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 tech giant said that the new chip was a next-generation mobile DRAM designed to boost speed, capacity, and power savings for future fifth-generation applications.

“The LPDDR5X DRAM will offer data processing speeds of up to 8.5 gigabits per second, which are over 1.3 times faster than LPDDR5’s 6.4Gbps,” a Samsung official said.

“Leveraging the industry’s most advanced 14nm DRAM process technology, it will also use around 20 percent less power than LPDDR5 memory. In addition, the 16Gb LPDDR5X chip will enable up to 64 gigabytes (GB) per memory package, accommodating increasing demand for higher-capacity mobile DRAM worldwide.”

Samsung said that it would begin collaboration with chipset manufacturers later this year to create a more viable framework for the expanding world of digital reality.

It commented that the LPDDR5X would play a key role.

Samsung Electronics is the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones, memory chips, and flat-panel displays.

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