Samsung Is Mass Producing Even Faster 16GB Memory Modules for Phones

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The third-generation 10nm 16GB LPDDR5 memory modules achieve 6,400MB/s.

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Back in February, Samsung started mass producing very fast 10nm 16GB modules of LPDDR5 mobile DRAM chips. This week, those chips now look slow thanks to Samsung’s move to a third-generation production line using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology.

Samsung announced that it’s now mass producing the memory industry’s first 16Gb LPDDR5 mobile DRAM modules using EUV on the world’s largest semiconductor line. The modules are being manufactured on a second production line in Pyeongtaek, Korea. Line 2 spans an area the size of 16 soccer fields (over 1.3 million square feet) and uses Samsung’s most advanced (1z) process node to produce the 10nm chips.

Samsung's Pyeongtaek, Korea plant for LPDDR5 productionflagship mobile devices next year. However, such is the scale of production, Samsung is also targeting the automotive industry and intends to produce LPDDR5 chips that meet strict operating temperature and reliability standards required for their use in vehicles.

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August 31, 2020
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