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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, announced today that it started the industry’s first production of four gigabit (Gb), low power double-data-rate 2 (LPDDR2) DRAM using 30 nanometer (nm) class* technology earlier this month. The mobile DRAM chip will help the market to deliver thinner, lighter smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, with longer battery life, at a level unachievable until now.

“Mass production of 4Gb LPDDR2 is a tremendous advancement for the mobile industry, one that will enable our OEM customers to move quickly in launching better differentiated high-performance mobile devices into the market,†said Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, memory sales & marketing, Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will continue to take the initiative in accelerating growth of the market by providing high-performance, high-density green memory products as often and as early as possible.â€

Samsung developed the 4Gb LPDDR2 DRAM in December of last year and began mass producing it earlier this month. Compared to the previous 40nm-class* 2Gb LPDDR2 DRAM, the 30nm-class 4Gb LPDDR2 DRAM increases productivity by 60 percent.

The new chip also combines high performance and energy efficiency. It delivers a data transmission speed of 1,066Mbps, which is more than double that of today’s MDDR, which operates between 333 to 400Mbps.

In addition, the chip enables a thinner, memory solution. When creating a 1GB (8Gb) LPDDR2 package with the previously highest density chips of 2Gb, four chips had to be stacked together. With the new 4Gb LPDDR2, stacking only two chips will achieve the same density, while providing a 20 percent package height reduction from 1.0mm to 0.8mm. It also consumes 25 percent less power.
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When I walk into Best Buy (Worst Buy), I see the crowd of phone people over in their little section dedicated strictly to mobile phones, I'm very surprised to see people are actually nuts over these mini super phones / small computers in a phone...

Small brains love small tech? I can't stand mobile computers, meh!

It's great that they have developed this new ram, albeit very late in the show though, because the mobile industry rave may be nearing it's end, these phones & tablets are simply just too damn expensive when compared to a Desktop or Laptop, both of which support the use of phones as well, and VOIP is free too I may add!

Some say that Corporate is now starting to open it's doors to tablets, so the memory may get served to the mass market of corporate people in the end, who will soon be buying 2nd generation tablets, and 3rd generation in the future...

Good move Samsung, now that's thinking forward!
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I actually love my droid 2, i couldn't live without it.
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I actually love my droid 2, i couldn't live without it.
Live... I could do without. However my time spent on the crapper so much much better since I now have something to do.
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Samsung news rock lately...ftw.
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Live... I could do without. However my time spent on the crapper so much much better since I now have something to do.
Amen
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