Samsung Completes Validation of LPDDR5X DRAM at 8.5 Gbps Operating Speed on Snapdragon Mobile Platforms, Opening New Markets for LPDDR Memory
Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that its latest LPDDR5X DRAM with the industry’s fastest speed of 8.5 gigabits per second (Gbps) has been validated for use on Snapdragon® mobile platforms. By optimizing a high-speed signal environment between the application processor and memory, Samsung surpassed the previous maximum speed of 7.5 Gbps reached in March, reaffirming its leadership in the memory market.
As a global leader in the mobile DRAM market for more than a decade, Samsung has driven the widespread adoption of high-end smartphones, enabling many more consumers to experience powerful computing performance on their mobile devices.
With its low-power, high-performance characteristics, LPDDR DRAM is rapidly becoming ubiquitous in modern computing systems, extending beyond smartphones and into PCs, high-performance computing (HPC), servers, and automobiles. , where it has experienced robust growth in recent years.
Recently, LPDDR DRAM has seen particularly high demand from the PC market, where its ability to combine high performance and low power consumption in a small form factor is helping PC manufacturers build smaller laptops. , lighter and more powerful.
LPDDR memory is also an increasingly important component in modern vehicles. As more and more data is generated through autonomous driving features, high bandwidth memory such as LPDDR DRAM is required to process massive amounts of vehicle data at much faster speeds.
For data centers and edge servers, the low power consumption characteristics of LPDDR DRAM can help reduce power consumption levels, resulting in improved total cost of ownership (TCO) for data center managers, while reducing heat and carbon emissions to ultimately reduce their impact on climate change.
As the need for faster, smaller, and more power-efficient memory grows in various fields, LPDDR DRAM is also expected to expand its presence in emerging markets driven by artificial intelligence (AI) and the metaverse.
“Joint validation of 8.5Gbps LPDDR5X DRAM has allowed us to accelerate the full market availability of this high-speed memory interface by more than a year, which is a tremendous achievement made possible. thanks to our longstanding collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies,” said Daniel Lee, executive vice president of the memory product planning team at Samsung Electronics. “As LPDDR memory continues to expand its use beyond smartphones in AI and data center applications, close collaboration between memory and SoC vendors becomes all the more important. Samsung will continue to actively engage with innovators such as Qualcomm Technologies to improve ecosystem readiness for future LPDDR standards.
“At Qualcomm Technologies, we strive to be at the forefront of enabling and adopting the latest memory specifications on our Snapdragon mobile platforms. We are the first in the mobile industry to enable the latest 8.5Gbps LPDDR5X on Snapdragon mobile platforms, which will enhance user experience with new features and improved performance for mobile apps, gaming, camera and AI,” said Ziad Asghar, Vice President. of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.