Samsung Begins to Produce LPDDR3 Memory Using 30nm-Class Technology

Samsung Starts Production of 30nm LPDDR3 DRAM

by Anton Shilov
09/17/2012 | 10:02 PM

Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing the industry’s first 2GB, low power double-data-rate 3 (LPDDR3) memory, using 30nm class technology, for next-generation mobile devices. LPDDR3 is needed for fast processors, high resolution displays and 3D graphics in tablets and smartphones.

 

The new 2GB LPDDR3 DRAM can transfer data at up to 1600MHz effective clock-speed, which is approximately 50% faster than a LPDDR2 DRAM. On the package level, it provides a data transmission rate up to 12.8GB/s, which will enable playing of full HD video content in real-time on smartphones and tablets.

Samsung started mass production of the industry’s most advanced mobile DRAM (dynamic random access memory) chip, only 10 months after it began producing the industry’s first 30nm-class based 2GB LPDDR2 memory in October, 2011. The new LPDDR3, which marks the first time a 2GB LPDDR3 density is available in one space-saving package, utilizes four LPDDR3 chips stacked together.

“We will embrace greater technical cooperation with industry leading mobile device makers, as we continue to provide timely next-generation memory solutions like 2GB LPDDR3 DRAM, in helping to accelerate growth of the mobile memory market. Furthermore, with this rapid introduction of 2GB LPDDR3, we are moving very assertively to expand our global leadership on the premium side of our extensive memory portfolio,” said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, memory sales and marketing at Samsung Electronics.

By providing an early extensive global supply of LPDDR3 DRAM to smartphone and tablet manufacturers, Samsung expects to see a significant increase in the adoption of 2GB mobile DRAM.