Telecom Lead Asia: Samsung Electronics has kicked off mass production of advanced mobile DRAM (dynamic random access memory) chip.
The 2GB, low power double-data-rate 3 (LPDDR3) memory, using 30 nanometer (nm) class technology, for mobile devices enables Samsung to expand its global leadership in the premium side of memory portfolio.
Mobile makers will benefit in a significant way. By providing an extensive global supply of LPDDR3 DRAM to smartphone and tablet manufacturers, Samsung expects to see a significant increase in the adoption of 2GB mobile DRAM.
Samsung claims that the production marks the first time a 2GB LPDDR3 density is available in one space-saving package.
The new LPDDR3 utilizes four LPDDR3 chips stacked together. LPDDR3 is needed for fast processors, high resolution displays and 3D graphics in tablets and smartphones.
“We will embrace greater technical cooperation with industry leading mobile device makers, as we continue to provide timely next-generation memory solutions like 2GB LPDDR3 DRAM, in helping to accelerate growth of the mobile memory market,” said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, Memory Sales & Marketing, Samsung Electronics.
The new 2GB LPDDR3 DRAM can transfer data at up to 1600 megabits per second (Mbps) per pin, which is approximately 50 percent faster than a LPDDR2 DRAM.
On the package level, it provides a data transmission rate up to 12.8 gigabytes per second (GB/s), which will enable playing of full HD video content in real-time on smartphones and tablets. The high data transfer rates allows LPDDR3 to exceed support for full HD video payback on screens exceeding the current market available four-inch measurement and enable real-time viewing without downloading the content for the full HD visual experience.