Samsung Electronics is the world leader in advanced memory technology. Today, the company has announced that the tech giant has developed the industry’s first 14-nanometer (nm) based 16-gigabit (GB) LPDDR5X (Low Power Double Data Rate 5X) DRAM. It was designed to drive further growth throughout the high-speed data service applications including 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), and the metaverse. The Senior Vice President and Head of the DRAM Design Team at Samsung Electronics, SangJoon Hwang said, “In recent years, hyperconnected market segments such as AI, augmented reality (AR) and the metaverse, which rely on extremely fast large-scale data processing, have been rapidly expanding. Our LPDDR5X will broaden the use of high-performance, low-power memory beyond smartphones and bring new capabilities to AI-based edge applications like servers and even automobiles”. LPDDR5X from Samsung is a next-generation mobile DRAM designed to boost speed, capacity, and power savings for future 5G applications.
Samsung released the industry’s first 8GB LPDDR5 DRAM in 2018 and now moving beyond mobile markets with the first 16GB LPDDR5X DRAM. The LPDDR5X DRAM will offer data processing speeds of up to 8.5 gigabits per second, which are over 1.3 times faster than LPDDR5’s 6.4Gbps. Leveraging the industry’s most advanced 14nm DRAM process technology. It will also use around 20% less power than LPDDR5 memory. Moreover, the 16GB LPDDR5X chip will enable up to 64 gigabytes (GB) per memory package to accommodate the increasing demand for higher-capacity mobile DRAM worldwide. Samsung will start collaborating with global chipset manufacturers to establish a more viable framework for the expanding world of digital reality, with its LPDDR5X serving as a key part of that foundation. The company will look to enhance its pacesetting mobile DRAM lineup with continuous performance and power efficiency improvements.
Moreover, Samsung Electronics also announced that the company is one of the first global vendors to participate in opening Orange’s Open RAN Integration Center in Paris, France. Both companies will collaborate to disaggregate the hardware and software elements of traditional RAN in the center. The virtualized RAN (vRAN) of Samsung has been proven in the field through commercial deployments will be used with global Tier one operators including the United States. Notably, Orange provides mobile services to 222 million users in 26 countries as one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, including Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The group has planned to deploy O-RAN Alliance-compliant base stations starting with indoor and rural configurations and expand to new deployments in the coming years. The vRAN solutions of Samsung can help ensure more network flexibility, greater scalability, and resource efficiency for network operation.