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Ekaterina Alexandrova | 09/08/2020
Samsung Electronics announced the start of mass production of new 16Gb LPDDR5 mobile DRAM chips using ultraviolet lithography (EUV) technology.
The new chip is based on a third generation 10nm class (1z) process, featuring high performance and the largest capacity in a mobile memory.
At 6400Mbps, LPDDR5 is about 16% faster than the 12Gb LPDDR5 chips (operating at 5500Mbps) found in most flagship models today
mobile devices. In a 16 GB module, LPDDR5 memory is capable of transferring about 10 Full-HD movies of 5 GB each, or 51.2 GB of data per second.
The new LPDDR5 memory casing is about 30% thinner than its predecessor, allowing for even more functionality in the new slim smartphones with 5G and multiple
cameras, as well as in thin devices with a folding screen. LPDDR5 allows for 16 GB modules from eight chips, while in the previous 1y technology for obtaining modules
a similar capacity required twelve chips (eight 12 Gigabit chips and four 8 Gigabit chips).
The production line Samsung Pyeongtaek Line 2 is located in the South Korean city of Pyeongtaek, covers an area of more than 128,900 square meters. m. Today it is the largest in the world