Samsung Develops Industry’s First LPDDR5X DRAM

Samsung’s LPDDR5X DRAM will provide over 1.3x faster processing speeds and consumer nearly 20% less power than the previous LPDDR5 solution

The LPDDR5X solution will broaden the use of high-performance, low-power memory beyond smartphones to AI and edge applications


Sam­sung Elec­tro­nics Co., Ltd., the world lea­der in advan­ced memo­ry tech­no­lo­gy, today announ­ced that it has deve­lo­ped the industry’s first 14-nano­me­ter (nm) based 16-giga­bit (Gb) Low Power Dou­ble Data Rate 5X (LPDDR5X) DRAM, desi­gned to dri­ve fur­ther growth throughout the high-speed data ser­vice app­li­ca­ti­ons inclu­ding 5G, arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (AI) and the metaverse.

In recent years, hyper­con­nec­ted mar­ket seg­ments such as AI, aug­men­ted rea­li­ty (AR) and the meta­ver­se, which rely on extre­me­ly fast lar­ge-sca­le data pro­ces­sing, have been rapidly expan­ding,” said Sang­Joon Hwang, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and head of the DRAM Design Team at Sam­sung Elec­tro­nics. “Our LPDDR5X will broa­den the use of high-per­for­mance, low-power memo­ry bey­ond smart­pho­nes and bring new capa­bi­li­ties to AI-based edge app­li­ca­ti­ons like ser­vers and even automobiles.”

Samsung’s LPDDR5X is a next-genera­ti­on mobi­le DRAM desi­gned to signi­fi­cant­ly boost speed, capa­ci­ty and power savings for future 5G app­li­ca­ti­ons. In 2018, Sam­sung deli­ve­r­ed the industry’s first 8Gb LPDDR5 DRAM and today, the com­pa­ny is aggres­si­ve­ly moving bey­ond mobi­le mar­kets with the first 16Gb LPDDR5X DRAM.

The LPDDR5X DRAM will offer data pro­ces­sing speeds of up to 8.5 giga­bits per second (Gbps), which are over 1.3 times fas­ter than LPDDR5’s 6.4Gbps. Lever­aging the industry’s most advan­ced 14nm DRAM pro­cess tech­no­lo­gy, it will also use around 20% less power than LPDDR5 memo­ry. In addi­ti­on, the 16Gb LPDDR5X chip will enab­le up to 64 giga­bytes (GB) per memo­ry packa­ge, accom­mo­da­ting incre­a­sing demand for hig­her-capa­ci­ty mobi­le DRAM worldwide.


Later this year, Sam­sung will begin col­la­bo­ra­ting with glo­bal chip­set manu­fac­tu­rers to estab­lish a more via­ble frame­work for the expan­ding world of digi­tal rea­li­ty, with its LPDDR5X ser­ving as a key part of that foundation.

The com­pa­ny will look to broa­den its pace­set­ting mobi­le DRAM lin­eup with con­ti­nuous impro­ve­ments in per­for­mance and power effi­ci­en­cy, while also rein­for­cing its mar­ket lea­ders­hip with grea­ter manu­fac­tu­ring agility.