June 2, 2023

Samsung stated on Thursday that it has begun mass manufacturing of its double knowledge price 5 (DDR5) DRAM made with a 12-nanometer (nm) class course of node. The tech large introduced the event of the 16Gb DDR5 DRAM in December final yr.

The beginning of the mass manufacturing of the 12nm DRAM, which makes it essentially the most superior amongst DRAMs out there, at a time when the reminiscence chip trade goes by a downturn, reveals that Samsung, the world’s largest reminiscence chipmaker, intends to take care of its management within the sector and extra.

In keeping with Samsung, the brand new chip, in comparison with the prior era, has energy consumption lowered by 23% whereas its wafer productiveness was up by 20%, which means 20% extra chips might be produced out of a single wafer because the chip is smaller than the prior era.

The tech large stated the lowered energy consumption from the 16Gb DDR5 DRAM will enable server and knowledge middle operators to cut back their vitality consumption and carbon footprint.

The chip additionally has a most pace of seven.2Gbps, which implies it could course of 60GB in round a second, and is geared toward knowledge facilities, AI and new computing purposes.

The 12nm node was achieved due to Samsung’s use of a brand new high-k materials that enables the chip to precisely distinguish variations in knowledge alerts.

The DRAM has been verified for compatibility with AMD in December already and Samsung stated it was collaborating with extra world IT firms on the present time.

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