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Samsung has successfully validated its new LPDDR5X-10700 memory with MediaTek's upcoming Dimensity platform. At present, 10.7 GT/s is the highest performing speed grade of LPDDR5X DRAM slated to be released this year, so the upcoming Dimensity 9400 system-on-chip will get the highest memory bandwidth available for a mobile application processor. The verification process involved Samsung's 16 GB LPDDR5X package and MediaTek's soon-to-be-announced Dimensity 9400 SoC for high-end 5G smartphones. Usage of LPDDR5X-10700 provides a memory bandwidth of 85.6 GB/second over a 64-bit interface, which will be available for bandwidth-hungry applications like graphics and generative AI. "Working together with Samsung Electronics has made it possible for MediaTek's next-generation Dimensity chipset to become the world's first to be validated at LPDDR5X operating speeds up to 10.7Gbps, enabling upcoming...

Samsung Joins The 60 TB SSD Club, Looking Forward To 120 TB Drives

Multiple companies offer high-capacity SSDs, but until recently, only two companies offered high-performance 60 TB-class drives with a PCIe interface: Solidigm and Western Digital. As our colleagues from Blocks...

19 by Anton Shilov on 7/5/2024

Samsung Foundry Unveils Updated Roadmap: BSPDN and 2nm Evolution Through 2027

Samsung this week has unveiled its latest process technologies roadmap at the company's Samsung Foundry Forum (SFF) U.S. The new plan covers the evolution of Samsung's 2nm-class production nodes...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2024

TSMC Readies Next-Gen HBM4 Base Dies, Built on 12nm and 5nm Nodes

Of the several major changes coming with HBM4 memory, one of the most immediate is the sheer width of the memory interface. With the fourth-generation memory standard moving from...

1 by Anton Shilov on 5/16/2024

Samsung Tapes Out Its First 3nm Smartphone SoC, Gets A Boost From Synopsys AI-Enabled Tools

This week Samsung Electronics and Synopsys announced that Samsung has taped out its first mobile system-on-chip on Samsung Foundry's 3nm gate-all-around (GAA) process technology. The announcement, coming from electronic...

8 by Anton Shilov on 5/3/2024

Samsung Foundry Update: 2nm Unveil in June, Second-Gen SF3 3nm Hits Production This Year

As part of Samsung's Q1 earnings announcement, the company has outlined some of its foundry unit's key plans for the rest of the year. The company has confirmed that...

4 by Anton Shilov on 5/1/2024

Samsung Starts Mass Production of 9th Generation V-NAND: 1Tb 3D TLC NAND

Samsung Electronics has started mass production of its 9th generation of V-NAND memory. The first dies based on their latest NAND tech come in a 1 Tb capacity using...

2 by Anton Shilov on 4/23/2024

SK Hynix and TSMC Team Up for HBM4 Development

SK hynix and TSMC announced early on Friday that they had signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on developing the next-generation HBM4 memory and advanced packaging technology. The...

5 by Anton Shilov on 4/19/2024

Samsung Unveils 10.7Gbps LPDDR5X Memory - The Fastest Yet

Samsung today has announced that they have developed an even faster generation of LPDDR5X memory that is set to top out at LPDDR5X-10700 speeds. The updated memory is slated...

6 by Anton Shilov on 4/17/2024

Samsung To Receive $6.4 Billion Under CHIPS Act to Build $40 Billion Fab in Texas

Samsung Electronics this week was awarded up to $6.4 billion from the U.S. government under the CHIPS and Science Act to build its new fab complex in Taylor, Texas...

5 by Anton Shilov on 4/16/2024

Report: Impact of Taiwanese Earthquake on DRAM Output to be Negligible in Q2

Following the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck Taiwan on April 3, 2024, there was immediate concern over what impact this could have on chip production within the country. Even...

2 by Anton Shilov on 4/10/2024

Samsung Unveils CXL Memory Module Box: Up to 16 TB at 60 GB/s

Composable disaggregated data center infrastructure promises to change the way data centers for modern workloads are built. However, to fully realize the potential of new technologies, such as CXL...

17 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2024

GDDR7 Approaches: Samsung Lists GDDR7 Memory Chips on Its Product Catalog

Now that JEDEC has published specification of GDDR7 memory, memory manufacturers are beginning to announce their initial products. The first out of the gate for this generation is Samsung...

18 by Anton Shilov on 3/27/2024

JEDEC Publishes GDDR7 Memory Spec: Next-Gen Graphics Memory Adds Faster PAM3 Signaling & On-Die ECC

JEDEC on Tuesday published the official specifications for GDDR7 DRAM, the latest iteration of the long-standing memory standard for graphics cards and other GPU-powered devices. The newest generation of...

10 by Ryan Smith & Anton Shilov on 3/6/2024

Samsung Launches 12-Hi 36GB HBM3E Memory Stacks with 10 GT/s Speed

Samsung announced late on Monday the completion of the development of its 12-Hi 36 GB HBM3E memory stacks, just hours after Micron said it had kicked off mass production...

4 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2024

Arm and Samsung to Co-Develop 2nm GAA-Optimized Cortex Cores

Arm and Samsung this week announced their joint design-technology co-optimization (DTCO) program for Arm's next-generation Cortex general-purpose CPU cores as well as Samsung's next-generation process technology featuring gate-all-around (GAA...

3 by Anton Shilov on 2/22/2024

ASML to Ship Multiple High-NA Tools in 2025, Expands Production Capacities

ASML began to ship its first High-NA lithography tool to Intel late last year ,and the machine will be fully assembled in Oregon in the coming months. Shipping only...

8 by Anton Shilov on 2/14/2024

Global Semiconductor Sales Hit $526.8 Billion in 2023

The global semiconductor industry saw its sales dropped around $47 billion to nearly $527 billion in 2023, according to estimations by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). This was a...

13 by Anton Shilov on 2/9/2024

Update: Samsung Announces 990 EVO SSD, Energy-Efficiency with Dual-Mode PCIe Gen4 x4 and Gen5 x2

After Samsung's earlier product page snafu, the company is officially launching their next-generation mainstream client SSD today. The 990 EVO will be available in both 1TB and 2TB capacities...

19 by Ganesh T S on 1/23/2024

Samsung Intros 2024 Odyssey OLED Gaming Monitors: Up to 49-Inches and 360Hz

Ahead of CES, Samsung has introduced a new lineup of Odyssey OLED monitors aimed at the gaming market. The Odyssey OLED family all carry AMD's FreeSync Premium Pro certification...

13 by Anton Shilov on 1/4/2024

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