Samsung has announced that it has developed the industry’s first LPDDR5X DRAM. Built on a 14-nanometer process with 16-gigabit dies, LPDDR5X DRAM provides over 1.3x faster processing speeds than LPDDR5 memory. The new DRAM also consumes 20 percent less power than its predecessor.
The LPDDR5X DRAM will offer data processing speeds of up to 8.5 gigabits per second (Gbps), which are over 1.3 times faster than LPDDR5’s 6.4 Gbps. 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.
“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 Vice President and Head of the DRAM Design Team at Samsung Electronics. “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.”