by Anton Shilov
06/10/2013 | 10:03 AM
SK Hynix on Monday said it had developed the world’s first 8Gb LPDDR3 memory chip that is to be made using its advanced 20nm class process technology. This product is a top-performance mobile memory solution which features high density, ultrahigh speed and low power consumption. The 8Gb LPDDR memory chip will enable smartphones and tablets with significant amount of random access memory.
The product works at 2133Mb/s which surpasses 1600Mb/s of existing LPDDR3 in the aspect of its data transmission speed and is the world’s fastest mobile DRAM. With a 32-bit I/O it processes up to 8.5GB of data per second in a single channel, and 17GB in a dual channel. It works at ultra low-voltage of 1.2V.
The new products can be stacked up and realize a high density of maximum 4GB solution in a single package. In addition, the height of this package becomes dramatically thinner than the existing 4Gb-based one. In terms of its high density and competitive package height, it is suitable for the newest trend of the mobile applications.
The new 8Gb SKHynix LPDDR3 chip can be made in various forms, such as ‘PoP’(Package on Package) or being in a single package with ‘eMMC’(embedded multimedia card) which is installed in mobile gadgets as well as ‘on-board’ type embedded in high-end ultrabooks and tablets.
While this new LPDDR3 runs two times faster than LPDDR2, its standby power consumption decreases more than 10% compared to LPDDR2 products, therefore it satisfies both low power consumption and high performance which mobile applications highly demand.
“With the development of this high density LPDDR3 using 20nm class, SK Hynix is now able to supply a top-performance product suitable for mobile devices to the market. Especially, this development has its significance since the Company has secured top-level competitiveness in mobile products by developing it simultaneously with PC DRAM using the same 20nm class process technology,” said Richard Chin, senior vice president and the head of global sales and marketing at SK Hynix.
Samples of this new product have been shipped to customers and the company plans to start mass production of it at the end of this year.
High density LPDDR3 memory products over 2GB are expected to be noticeably loaded mainly on to high-end mobile devices from the second half of this year. To meet the growing needs of mobile market, SK Hynix plans to develop the most advanced technologies for the rapidly evolving mobile applications industry and will lead the market with the high performance products.