Samsung Electronics Develops Industry’s First 12nm Class DDR5 DRAM – Samsung Global Newsroom
Scheduled to begin mass production in 2023, Samsung’s new DRAM will advance next-generation computing, data centers and artificial intelligence applications with cutting-edge performance and greater power efficiency
Samsung Electronics today announced the development of its 16 gigabit (Gb) DDR5 DRAM built using the industry’s first 12 nanometer (nm) class process technology, as well as the completion of the evaluation of the product for compatibility with AMD.
“Our 12nm DRAM will be a key catalyst in driving market-wide adoption of DDR5 DRAM,” said Jooyoung Lee, Executive Vice President of DRAM Product & Technology at Samsung Electronics. “With exceptional performance and power efficiency, we expect our new DRAM to serve as the foundation for more sustainable operations in areas such as next-generation computing, data centers and power-driven systems. AI.”
“Innovation often requires working closely with industry partners to push the boundaries of technology,” said Joe Macri, senior vice president, Corporate Fellow and Client, Compute and Graphics CTO at AMD. “We are delighted to collaborate with Samsung again, especially on the introduction of optimized and validated DDR5 memory products on ‘Zen’ platforms.”
This technological leap was made possible through the use of a new high-κ material that increases cell capacitance and proprietary design technology that improves critical circuit characteristics. Combined with advanced multi-layer extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, the new DRAM features the highest die density in the industry, resulting in a 20% productivity gain on wafers.
Leveraging the latest DDR5 standard, Samsung’s 12nm class DRAM will help unlock speeds of up to 7.2 gigabits per second (Gbps). This translates to processing two 30 gigabyte (GB) UHD movies in a single second.
The exceptional speed of the new DRAM comes with greater power efficiency. Consuming up to 23% less power than previous DRAM, 12nm-class DRAM will be an ideal solution for global IT companies pursuing more environmentally friendly operations.
With mass production expected to begin in 2023, Samsung plans to expand its DRAM lineup based on this cutting-edge 12nm-class process technology into a wide range of market segments while continuing to work with industry partners. industry to support the rapid expansion of next-generation computing.