Samsung announced Tuesday that it has validated 8.5 gigabits per second (Gbps) speeds for its 14 nanometer (nm) LPDDR5X DRAM on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform.
The DRAM used for testing was an 8GB package made with the company’s extreme ultraviolet (EUV) process using Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon platform.
Samsung, the world’s largest memory chip maker, emphasized that it has verified the speed just five months after achieving 7.5Gbps.
It’s also 1.3 times faster than its LPDDR5 DRAM, which offered a top speed of 6.4Gbps, said the South Korean tech giant.
The faster speed means that its LPDDR5X DRAM can be used in non-mobile applications as well, Samsung added.
Demand for LPDDR DRAM, or low power double data rate DRAM, is increasing in server, automotive and high performance computing applications.
Samsung emphasized that the low power consumption of these chips is attractive to consumers as it saves the total cost of ownership.
The company said it applied its own proprietary design that improves input and output signals to minimize noise between the memory chips and the processor.
Meanwhile, Samsung’s chip business is expected to report the lowest profit Almost three years after Q3.
Earlier this month, the company said it estimated overall operating profit for the quarter was down 31.73% year-on-year. Analysts said this was due to lower demand for memory chips.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/samsung-verifies-8-5gbps-speed-of-lpddr5x-on-qualcomms-platform/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 Samsung Validates 8.5Gbps Speeds of LPDDR5X on Qualcomm Platform