Earlier this year, Samsung announced plans to mass produce 16GB LPDDR5 (1z) DRAM memory using a third-generation 10nm process for smartphones. It is expected that in the second half of the year, production will be operational.
Samsung says it has established a new production line in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, to speed up the pace and become the first technology company to commercialize this new hardware. It is known that DRAM memory is newly fabricated using advanced ultraviolet (EUV) photolithography technology.
According to Executive Vice President of Samsung Products and Technology, Jung-bae Lee, DRAM 16GB LPDDR5 will break through development barriers and become the new standard for the memory chip industry:
“16GB LPDDR5, based on a 10nm process, has taken the memory chip industry to a new level, overcoming the developmental barrier of scaling DRAM with advanced production lines. I will continue to develop high-end DRAM products to meet the needs of our customers, thereby helping us to lead the memory chip market as a whole “.
Samsung says this is the fastest and largest DRAM memory ever achieved by any competitor. The LPDDR5 standard can transmit at a rate of 6,400 Mb / s, 16% faster than the 12GB RAM LPDDR5 on the newly launched Galaxy Note 20 flagship series.
In particular, the new 16GB DRAM version can transfer 10 5GB Full HD movies (ie 51.2GB of data) within a second. The 10nm process commercialization also makes the LPDDR5 RAM stick 30% thinner than its predecessor (1y), allowing more space inside the phone, especially for foldable devices.
Even so, it only takes 8 chip units to build instead of 12 as the 1y process last year, while the capacity is the same. While it is not widely known that the Galaxy S21 (or possibly the S30) and other high-end Samsung mobile devices use 16GB LPDDR5 DRAM, the company has confirmed that it will not limit this component to other but also carry on business.