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Samsung begins mass production of ‘industry first’ 16GB DRAM chips

Jasper Hart
February 25, 2020

Chipset size puts smartphones on a performance par with computers and laptops

Samsung has begun mass producing 16GB Dynamic RAM (DRAM) chipsets for smartphones, in a move that it is calling an industry first.

The vendor’s 16GB chipsets have already appeared this year in the most premium version of Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, but Samsung’s announcement suggests it will try to make them more ubiquitous in future flagship releases.

According to Samsung, the chips use up to 20 per cent less energy than its 8GB chipsets, with much higher memory, speed and data transfer capabilities. Data transfer comes in at 5,500Mbps.

“Samsung has been committed to bringing memory technologies to the cutting edge in allowing consumers to enjoy amazing experiences through their mobile devices. We are excited to stay true to that commitment with our new, top-of-the-line mobile solution for global device manufacturers,” said Samsung’s senior vice president of memory sales & marketing Cheol Choi. “With the introduction of a new product lineup based on our next-generation process technology later this year, Samsung will be able to fully address future memory demands from global customers.”

Samsung added that it plans to mass-produce 16GB chipsets that allow for 6,400Mbps data transfer later this year.

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