Samsung has begun the mass production of Industry’s first 2nd-Generation 10nm-Class, 16Gb LPDDR4X Mobile DRAM. The new LPDDR4X (Low Power, Double Data Rate, 4X) DRAM will improve the efficiency and lower the battery drain of premium smartphones and other mobile applications. As compared to the mobile DRAM that is used in most of the current flagships, the 2nd generation LPDDR4X DRAM features up to a 10 percent power reduction while maintaining the same data rate of 4,266 megabits per second (Mb/s).
The 8GB LPDDR4X mobile DRAM package is created by combining four of the 10nm-class 16Gb LPDDR4X DRAM chips (16Gb=2GB). This four-channel package can realize a data rate of 34.1GB per second. It also has a reduced thickness of more than 20 percent as compared to the 1st-gen package, thus enabling phone manufacturers to design slimmer devices.
Samsung will be rapidly expanding its share of mobile DRAM in the market by providing a variety of high-capacity products, including 4GB, 6GB, and 8GB LPDDR4X packages. To meet the increasing demand, Samsung will be manufacturing these packages from the production line in Pyeongtaek, Korea.