Samsung is reaching new heights in the field of mobile memory with the mass production of 2 GB LPDDR3 (Low Power Double Data Rate 3) RAM chips, using 30 nano-meter class technology. It has been only 10 months since Samsung had started producing the 2GB LPDDR2 RAM in October, and Samsung has already increased the performance (by upto 50 percent) as well as efficiency with the new LPDDR3 RAM chips. The new LPDDR3 utilizes 4 LPDDR3 chips stacked together.
The new 2GB LPDDR3 DRAM can transfer data at up to a whooping 1600 megabits per second (Mbps) PER PIN (yes you got that right, per pin), which is approximately 50 percent faster than a LPDDR2 DRAM. And on the package level, it provides a data transmission rate up to 12.8 gigabytes per second (GB/s).
The high data transfer rate of the new chip will allow it to support high resolution 3D graphics and full HD playback on screens that are out of the box (i.e. 4 inches and above). As we know, screen size is inversely proportional to the gaming performance and directly proportional to the lag. For a bigger screen, you need a multicore GPU and a faster RAM. With these new generation of RAM chips, tablets and large smartphones (like Samsung Galaxy Note) is what Samsung is aiming for.
The LPDDR2 RAMs manufactured by Samsung have been used in several devices like Motorola Droid, Samsung Galaxy Tab and even in Apple devices such as iPad3. Also, although not confirmed, but the upcoming iPhone5 is also expected to use 1 GB of LPDDR2 RAM. LPDDR2 RAM chips manufactured by Samsung were certainly a commercial success, and we expect the LPDDR3 RAM chips to follow the same tradition. Devices packing the next generation LPDDR3 RAM chips are expected to hit the market in 2013.
“We will embrace greater technical cooperation with industry leading mobile device makers, as we continue to provide timely next generation memory solutions like 2 GB LPDDR3 DRAM, in helping to accelerate growth of the mobile memory market. Furthermore, with this rapid introduction of 2 GB LPDDR3, we are moving very assertively to expand our global leadership on the premium side of our extensive portfolio.“, said Samsung Executive VP of Memory Sales & Marketing Wanhoon Hong.
With these new generation of memory chips, Samsung wants to strengthen its dominance over the market even further. Regardless of the outcome of Apple vs Samsung lawsuit, a large number of Apple devices make use of chips manufactured by Samsung. And also, considering the large number iPhone 5 bookings/sales, the domination by Samsung is certainly not going to dilute anytime soon.