Samsung says the 12nm-class DRAM can process 60 GB of data a second.
Samsung Electronics announced that it has developed a 16-gigabit (Gb) double data rate five (DDR5) DRAM using a 12nm-class process node.
The South Korea-based technology behemoth says the product is being tested for compatibility with CPU manufacturer AMD and will be mass-produced in 2023.
Samsung’s latest DRAM is made using the fifth generation 10nm class process node. The company says the 12nm-class DRAM can unlock speeds of up to 7.2 gigabits per second (Gbps). This translates to processing 60 GB of data in one second. Power consumption has increased by 23% compared to its predecessor. The company said it applied a new high-k material to increase the volume of the capacitor and applied new designs to complete the new process node.
“Our 12nm-range DRAM will be a key factor in driving market-wide adoption of DDR5 DRAM,” said Jooyoung Lee, Executive Vice President of DRAM Products & Technology at Samsung Electronics. “With exceptional performance and power efficiency, we expect our new DRAM to serve as a foundation for more sustainable operations in areas such as next-generation computing, data centers and AI-driven systems,” he added. .
Samsung plans to launch more products in its 12nm class DRAM range for applications in data centers, AI, and high-performance computing.
Samsung is a leading manufacturer of electronic components such as lithium-ion batteries, semiconductors, image sensors, camera modules, and displays for clients such as Apple, Sony, HTC, and Nokia. It is one of the largest manufacturers of mobile phones and smartphones. It has a strong presence in the markets for televisions, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, memory, LSI systems, foundry and LED solutions, as well as .