Samsung Begins Producing 20nm RAM Chips for Smartphones
Samsung today announced that it has begun production of a new, faster memory module for smartphones and tablets. Samsung's 4Gb low power double data rate 3 (LPDDR3) mobile DRAM chip uses the company's 20nm processes, and can transmit data up to 2.1GB per second per pin. To put that in perspective, Samsung claims it can transmit three HD movies, totaling 17GB, in less than one second with the new memory chip. Beyond the raw speed improvements, the chip delivers 30% better performance and 20% greater power efficiency when compared to Samsung's previous-generation 30nm chip. Though production of the new memory module is under way, Samsung doesn't expect to reach volume production until later this year.
Samsung Forges Bio-Processor for Wearables
Samsung is taking direct aim at the wearable market with a new processor custom-designed to monitor health and fitness data. The Bio-Processor combines Analog Front Ends (AFEs), a micro controller, a power management integrated circuit, a digital signal processor, and an eFlash memory chip into a single module.
Samsung Reveals 6GB High-Speed RAM Chips
Samsung is preparing 6GB memory chips for flagship smartphones and tablets. Samsung today announced it has begun production of 12-gigabit, low power double data rate 4 mobile DRAM based on its 20nm processes.
Samsung Preps Faster, More Efficient RAM
Samsung is ready to put 4GB of high-speed RAM into smartphones. The company today announced it has begun production of 8 gigabit, low power double data rate 4 mobile DRAM based on its 20nm processes.
Samsung Commits Another $18 Billion to Chip Production
Samsung's new semiconductor fabrication line in Pyeongtaek, Korea has kicked off production of memory products and is shipping its first batch of modules to customers. Samsung broke ground on the plant two years ago to help expand its production capabilities of V-NAND chips.