Memory

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...

Micron Expands Datacenter DRAM Portfolio with MR-DIMMs

The compute market has always been hungry for memory bandwidth, particularly for high-performance applications in servers and datacenters. In recent years, the explosion in core counts per socket has...

5 by Ganesh T S 6 days ago

Kioxia's High-Performance 3D QLC NAND Enables High-End High-Capacity SSDs

This week, Kioxia introduced its new 3D QLC NAND devices aimed at high-performance, high-capacity drives that could redefine what we typically expect from QLC-based SSDs. The components are 1...

6 by Anton Shilov on 7/5/2024

Micron: U.S. Fabs Will Start Operating in 2026 - 2029

When Micron announced plans to build two new fabs in the U.S. in 2022, the company vaguely said both would come online by the decade's end. Then, in 2023...

2 by Anton Shilov on 6/27/2024

CUDIMM Standard Set to Make Desktop Memory a Bit Smarter and a Lot More Robust

While the new CAMM and LPCAMM memory modules for laptops have garnered a great deal of attention in recent months, it's not just the mobile side of the PC...

26 by Ryan Smith & Anton Shilov on 6/21/2024

SK hynix: GDDR7 Mass Production To Start in Q4'2024

Update 06/13: SK hynix has sent a note to AnandTech clarifying that the company "plans to start mass production of GDDR7 in the fourth quarter of this year when...

2 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2024

Micron's GDDR7 Chip Smiles for the Camera as Micron Aims to Seize Larger Share of HBM Market

UPDATE 6/12: Micron notified us that it expects its HBM market share to rise to mid-20% in the middle of calendar 2025, not in the middle of fiscal 2025. For...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2024

G.Skill Demonstrates DDR5-10600 Memory Modules On Ryzen 8500G System

Ultra-high performance memory modules are a staple of of Computex, and it looks like this year G.Skill is showing off the highest performance dual-channel memory module kit to date...

7 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2024

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

Micron Ships Crucial-Branded LPCAMM2 Memory Modules: 64GB of LPDDR5X For $330

As LPCAMM2 adoption begins, the first retail memory modules are finally starting to hit the retail market, courtesy of Micron. The memory manufacturer has begun selling their LPDDR5X-based LPCAMM2...

13 by Anton Shilov on 5/8/2024

SK hynix Reports That 2025 HBM Memory Supply Has Nearly Sold Out

Demand for high-performance processors for AI training is skyrocketing, and consequently so is the demand for the components that go into these processors. So much so that SK hynix...

6 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2024

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

JEDEC Extends DDR5 Memory Specification to 8800 MT/s, Adds Anti-Rowhammer Features

When JEDEC released its DDR5 specification (JESD79) back in 2020, the standard setting organization defined precise specs for modules with speed bins of up to 6400 MT/s, while leaving...

14 by Anton Shilov on 4/22/2024

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

Corsair Enters Workstation Memory Market with WS Series XMP/EXPO DDR5 RDIMMs

Corsair has introduced a family of registered memory modules with ECC that are designed for AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 7000 and Intel's Xeon W-2400/3400-series processors. The new Corsair WS DDR5...

9 by Anton Shilov on 4/12/2024

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

Introspect Intros GDDR7 Test System For Fast GDDR7 GPU Design Bring Up

Introspect this week introduced its M5512 GDDR7 memory test system, which is designed for testing GDDR7 memory controllers, physical interface, and GDDR7 SGRAM chips. The tool will enable memory...

0 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2024

HBM Revenue Poised To Cross $10B as SK hynix Predicts First Double-Digit Revenue Share

Offering some rare insight into the scale of HBM memory sales – and on its growth in the face of unprecedented demand from AI accelerator vendors – the company...

6 by Anton Shilov on 3/28/2024

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