Samsung Claims its Latest Mobile Memory is a Big Deal

Samsung has a habit of showing off its tech, and rightfully so, during the production phase to get people hype about upcoming products. This time is no different. The South Korean tech firm has announced that it has achieved a breakthrough in mobile memory and has started mass-scale production of its 16-gigabit LPDDR5 mobile RAM chips.

These chips are being touted as the first memory ever to be made using extreme ultraviolet lithography. For the uninitiated, extreme ultraviolet lithography uses lasers and light-sensitive chemicals to etch silicon. On top of giving Samsung an edge over its rivals, this new technology has helped the company overcome major development hurdles when it comes to scaling RAM.

According to the company, the 6.4Gbps of bandwidth provided by the in-production mobile memory is about 16 percent faster than the 12-gigabit chips seen before. Not only that, but the 16GB package of chips is about 30 percent thinner than previous models.

The company claims that this new memory production process will pose as an ideal candidate for flagship-class smartphones even from its rivals. There is a possibility that the Samsung Galaxy S21, due launch in February 2021 will sport the all-new 16-gigabit LPDDR5 mobile RAM. In other news, the Korean firm is also planning to use the new memory in in-car tech.


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