Samsung Electronics has announced that they have developed 8GB DRAM memory chips for smartphones and tablets. The 8GB DRAM memory chips uses a low-power DDR4 (Double Data Rate 4) interface that can transmit around 3.2Gbps over electrical connections. It also consumes 40% less power than its predecessor.
The new memory chips are expected to ship in 2014. The memory chips will enable devices to come packed with 4GB of memory. Samsung currently sells devices that have 4GB and 6GB DDR3 memory chips used in devices that have 2GB and 3GB of memory.
?This next-generation LPDDR4 DRAM will contribute significantly to faster growth of the global mobile DRAM market, which will soon comprise the largest share of the entire DRAM market,? stated Young-Hyun Jun, EVP of memory sales & marketing at Samsung. ?We will continue introducing the most advanced mobile DRAM one step ahead of the rest of the industry so that global OEMs can launch innovative mobile devices with exceptional user convenience in the timeliest manner.?
[Source: Samsung Tomorrow]