In a bid to advance next-generation computing, data centers, and AI applications, Samsung Electronics has today announced the development of its 16-gigabit (Gb) DDR5 DRAM built using the industry’s first 12-nanometer (nm)-class process technology, as well as the completion of product evaluation for compatibility with AMD.
The industry’s first 12nm-class DDR5 DRAM was developed by Samsung in collaboration with Advanced Micro Devices, AMD, the high-performance and adaptive computing leader.
The First 12nm-Class DDR5 DRAM Technology
This technological advancement was made possible by introducing a new high-grade material that boosts cell capacitance and a proprietary design technique that enhances key circuit properties. The new DRAM has the largest die density in the market and sophisticated, multi-layer extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, enabling a 20 percent increase in wafer productivity.
Samsung’s 12nm-class DRAM will enable speeds of up to 7.2 gigabits per second by utilizing the most recent DDR5 standard (Gbps). This corresponds with processing two 30 GB UHD movies in a single second.
DRAM: Powering An Exceptional Speed
The extraordinary speed of the new DRAM is complemented by improved power efficiency. The 12nm-class DRAM, which uses up to 23% less power than the preceding DRAM, will be the perfect choice for international IT organizations pursuing more environmentally friendly operations.
As it continues to collaborate with industry partners to enable the quick adoption of next-generation computing, Samsung expects to expand its DRAM lineup, built on this cutting-edge 12nm-class manufacturing technology, across a wide variety of market sectors beginning in 2023.
DRAM: A Key Enabler in Driving Market-wide
Speaking about the new DRAM, Jooyoung Lee, the Executive Vice President of DRAM Product & Technology at Samsung Electronics, said it is a key enabler in driving market-wide adoption of DDR5 DRAM.
On the other hand, Joe Macri, the Senior VP, Corporate Fellow, and Client, Compute, and Graphics CTO at AMD, said they are thrilled to collaborate with Samsung in introducing the DDR5 memory products.