Samsung has announced that they’ve started production of its low-power DDR2 RAM for smartphones that was unveiled in December last year. The 30nm-class process-based 4Gb LPDDR2 RAM is industry’s first DRAM chip that will help manufacturers to churn out slimmer, lighter smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices with prolonged battery life.
According to Samsung, the new chip boasts superior performance with low power consumption and delivers a data transmission speed of 1,066Mbps as compared to today’s MDDR that delivers a speed of around 333 to 400Mbps. Also, when compared to an older 1GB (8Gb) LPDDR2 package, the new chips will help to reduce package height by 20 percent and consume 25 percent less power.
Samsung will use these 4Gb LPDDR2s to produce 1GB DRAMs (8Gb) from this month whereas a 2GB DRAM (16Gb) production will begin from next month.