Samsung’s 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM Module Has Entered Mass Production
Your next flagship smartphone or tablet might have 6GB of RAM. At least that’s what Samsung had in mind when the company announced that the mass production of the industry’s first 12-gigabit LPDDR4 mobile DRAM has begun.
Samsung’s new RAM module is based on the company’s 20-nanometer manufacturing process, and is a notable step up on its existing 8Gb DRAM chips.
This new DRAM chip, in turn, would allow the South Korean firm to come up with a 3GB DRAM by combing two of this 12Gb LPDDR4 RAM modules or, at the most, 6GB DRAM by combining four of these modules in one package.
Samsung was also keen to point out that apart from offering the largest capacity, their new LPDDR4 RAM modules are a third faster than their existing 8Gb LPDDR4 offering, yet consumes 20% less energy.