Samsung announces world first mobile 20nm LPDDR3 RAM

April 30, 2013

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    Samsung recently claimed that it makes so many smartphones, its components divisions can’t keep up. However, that isn’t stopping Samsung from pushing to bring new technology to the fray.

    Today, Samsung Electronics announced the world first, ultra-high-speed four gigabit (Gb) LPDDR3 mobile RAM, manufactured at 20 nanometer class process node. The new technology is claimed to bring the performance levels of mobile devices closer to the standard DRAM found in computers, a feat worthy of praise.

    “By providing the most efficient next-generation mobile memory with a very large data capacity, we are now enabling OEMs to introduce even more innovative designs in the marketplace.”
    Samsung

    The new chip can transmit data at a maximum rate of 2,133 megabits per second, doubling the performance of LPDDR2 which had a transmission speed of 800 Mbps. To put that into perspective, this chip makes it possible to transmit three full HD videos, at a collective 17 GB in length, in just one second.

    This new DRAM allows for a 30% improvement in performance and 20% saving in power consumption, when compared to a 30nm LPDDR3 DRAM chip. Samsung say that they plan on increasing production later in the year, meaning that it is highly unlikely this technology will be implemented in the Galaxy Note 3.

    Although demand for computer RAM is falling, market research firm Gartner report that the RAM market is forecasted to grow by 13% year-over-year, reaching $29.6 billion (US) in 2013 with mobile DRAM to account for 35% of the market and exceed $10 billion in sales.

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    • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

      please note 3 get this one…pleeeeaseeeee….

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/João-Santos/100003305487961 João Santos

        I wish it too :|

    • http://twitter.com/demlasjr Laszlo Demeter

      Oh…wait ! Doesn’t the S4 Octa already have LPPDDR3 ? This is said everywhere. However, such ram bandwidth is a waste, not even necessary.

      Darkmyth PT: Note 3 will still have that damn PowerVR gpu if will have the Octa. I would stay away from that old GPU. S600 FTW

      • n900mixalot

        How do you know what the Note 3 is going to have? It’s still a rumored device.

        • Bazzaq

          I know, what a fool!

    • MasterMuffin

      I could run “real” Ubuntu (not Ubuntu on Android/mobile Ubuntu) that could actually run smoothly, someone give me stable Ubuntu and kernel that can dual boot Ubuntu and Cyanogen (or Cyanogen based) rom :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/j.hamernickramseier John Hamernick-Ramseier

        What about Linux Mint?

        Ubuntu is nice and easy to use, just hate unity because:
        1) the dock cannot be moved, which makes using the dock on split screens hard
        2) Cannot utilize the desktop

        Reason I like Linux Mint over Ubuntu:
        1) it’s based on Ubuntu/Debian but its lightweight than Ubuntu
        2) I like Cinnamon DE (Desktop Environment) because its so customize-able
        3) Personal prefence

        • Adam Koueider

          I use both, Linux Mint is great and I use it on my old Lenovo T60, but Ubuntu is great as well. You’re right, it’s quite customizable, but how much customization are you really going to do with your smartphone connected to a monitor. Both are great.
          I actually had the Galaxy Note 2 for 2 weeks and experimented with using it in a desktop environment, with a few tweaks and a launcher. (Couldn’t go into too much depth as the device wasn’t mine). It was a fun experiment to say the least.

          @Mastermuffin Dual booting for the win. :)

          • http://www.facebook.com/j.hamernickramseier John Hamernick-Ramseier

            I have Ubuntu on my wife’s HP laptop just because i have Macbuntu running on top of it because it saves me from buying her a MacBook for now.

        • MasterMuffin

          Yea, Ubuntu was just an example, any working Linux distribution will do :)

    • http://twitter.com/qvaterlaus Quentin Vaterlaus

      Can someone please correct my math? How does 2133 Mb = 17GB? 1 Byte = 8 bits, so 2133 megabits/sec, when converted into bytes would be equal to less than 400 megabytes/sec. Am I doing my math wrong?

    • http://twitter.com/qvaterlaus Quentin Vaterlaus

      Can someone please correct my math? How does 2133 Mb = 17GB? 1 Byte = 8 bits, so 2133 megabits/sec, when converted into bytes would be equal to less than 400 megabytes/sec. Am I doing my math wrong?

      • KillerSharkz

        2133 Mb/s = 266.625 MB/s but anyway 2133 Mb/s = 2.08301Gb/s = 0.260376 GB/s so that would mean I believe it would take 1 min and 5.3 secs to transfer 17 GB.

    • Alexander Ramos

      A new Chromebook with Octacore and 4GB RAM… good…

    • Emma

      Samsung are just copycats. Eh, maybe not. Can’t think of any company that is doing more for mobile computing than Samsung. From memory chips to SOCs to screen tech.

    • Roberto Tomás

      what is first about it isn’t that it is 4 gigabit, but that it is 20nm.

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