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Samsung develops faster DRAM chips for next-gen mobile devices

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A new 4Gb LPDDR3 DRAM developed by Samsung is 1.5 times faster than its predecessor while consuming 20 percent less power.

Samsung LPDDR3 DRAM
Samsung LPDDR3 DRAM

Samsung has announced that it has developed a 4Gb LPDDR3 dynamic RAM chip for mobile devices that is 1.5 times faster than its predecessor and consumes 20 percent less power. The chips use 30 nanometer process technology to transfer data at up to 1,600 megabits per second — compared to 1,066 mbps for the LPDDR2 — and will be in the hands of "key" smartphone and tablet manufacturers starting in the second quarter of 2012. The chips are designed to support high-res displays, 3D visuals, and faster processors, and Samsung expects the technology to see widespread adoption once the next-generation of mobile devices start to come out in 2013. It will be "readying the market" by mass producing the chips this year in order to encourage adoption.