South Korean semiconductor manufacturing company SK hynix Inc. announced it had begun the 18GB LPDDR5 DRAM’s mass production. According to SK hynix, the 18GB DRAM’s mass production is in line with its premium smartphone memory chip industry venture. In a statement, SK hynix stated that its 18GB LPDDR5 (low-power double data rate) mobile DRAM offers the most substantial capacity in the industry.
“This product will improve the processing speed and image quality by expanding the data temporary storage space, as the capacity increases compared to the previous 16GB product,” said an SK hynix official. Since it provides the largest capacity, the 18GB LPDDR5 DRAM offers faster data processing, bigger data storage, improved power duration.
For Smartphone Applications
Additionally, SK hynix revealed it would apply the 18GB products to advanced smartphones and optimize them for high-resolution gaming displays. SK hynix reported that the LPDDR5 DRAM sports a 6,400-Mbps speed, which is significantly faster than other DRAM models. In comparison, other LPDDR DRAMs have a speed of only up to 5,500 Mbps. Due to SK hynix’s technology developments, the products provide high-quality video streaming and other related operations. In addition to supporting high-quality video streaming, the mobile DRAM has a data transfer rate that could send multiple 5GB high-definition videos per second.
SK hynix also expects the premium smartphone market to increase its LPDDR5 DRAM usage to equip applications with the latest technologies. With the 18GB LPDDR5 products, SK hynix plans to deliver better smartphone performance than existing models and generations. SK hynix officials plan to boost production for the growing 5G-backed smartphone market. Aside from its upgrades to smartphones and applications, the 18GB product also supports artificial intelligence and high-performance camera modules.
Moreover, SK hynix supplied the first 18GB LPDDR5 products batch to the upcoming ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) 5 release. The ASUS ROG 5 is a gaming smartphone equipped with the latest specs, such as SK hynix’s 18GB LPDDR5. Based on analyst and research firm Omdia’s data, the LPDDR5 DRAM demand currently equates to 10% of the DRAM market. Since more industries apply the LPDDR5 technology, Omdia expects the percentage to increase by up to 50% by 2030.
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