The mobile consumer electronics marketplace is growing at breakneck speed. As it evolves, consumers seem determined to run more applications on their mobile devices, all with faster response times. To keep up with greater consumer demand, the memory in these devices needs to deliver thinner designs with less power consumption, while transmitting data at twice that of today’s top speeds. Will it happen soon enough?
The answer is yes, with the latest version of LPDDR3 and with upcoming LPDDR4 memory, both of which Samsung is at the forefront of delivering to the marketplace. Consider this: Samsung’s new 3GB (4pcs. -6Gb each) LPDDR3 has a data transfer rate of up to 1866 megabits per second per pin. 3GB LPDDR3 is quickly replacing 2GB density in premium smartphones while 1.5GB is replacing 1GB in the mid-to-low-end smartphone market. Both densities can be produced with 6Gb LPDDR3 components.
With 6Gb-based 3GB LPDDR3 and the coming 8Gb-based 4GB LPDDR4, consumers will have easier multi-tasking, more responsive applications, and higher definition (including UHD) on larger mobile screens. This is in addition to extended battery life at voltages as low as 1.1 volts with LPDDR4
3GB LPDDR3 and 4GB LPDDR4 will make a big difference in higher-end smartphones, next-generation tablets and other mobile devices such as video cameras.
6Gb-based LPDDR3 is already here – in production at Samsung since November, and LPDDR4 is set to hit the market some time later this year.
I’m happy to say that the Consumer Electronics Age is morphing into what could be called the Hi-mobility Age, as mobile connectivity rapidly moves from walking to runner’s shoes.
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