02 September 2020
Samsung has officially announced that it has started mass production for 16GB LPDDR5 mobile RAM. It is being touted as the industry's first EUV-based 16GB LPDDR5 RAM. The production is being done at Samsung's Pyeongtaek Line 2 facility which is the "largest-scale semiconductor production line".
The all-new Samsung 16GB LPDDR5 mobile RAM is based on the third-generation 10nm process and 1z process node. It is primarily meant for future generation 5G flagship smartphones. It is capable of offering reading speed up to 6,400 megabits per second (Mbps) as compared to 5,500 Mbps available with modern 12GB LPDDR5 RAM. This is a boost of 16 times which will result in about 10 5GB Full HD movies getting transferred within only one second.
The overall size of the RAM is said to be 30% thinner than the previous generation. It means the RAM will take less space within the smartphone and will allow OEMs to offer more components. The new 16GB RAM is further said to require only eight chips as compared to 12 needed by the predecessor.
Jung-bae Lee, Executive Vice President of DRAM Product & Technology at Samsung Electronics said:
“The 1z-based 16Gb LPDDR5 elevates the industry to a new threshold, overcoming a major developmental hurdle in DRAM scaling at advanced nodes. We will continue to expand our premium DRAM lineup and exceed customer demands, as we lead in growing the overall memory market.”