Micron starts LPDDR5X mass production with 8.533 Gbps speeds
Faster LPDDR5X memory that supports the latest mobile SoCs
Published: 16th November 2022 | Source: Micron |
Micron's next-generation LPDDR5X memory has been validated with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC
Micron's latest LPDDR5 chips are gaining traction within the high-end smartphone market, becoming the LPDDR5X memory of choice for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 reference platform. With 8.533 Gbps speeds, Micron's latest LPDDR5X memory are 33% faster than the LPDDR5 memory it replaced, and much faster than the 7.5 Gbps LPDDR5X memory that the company launched last year.
With Micron's LPDDR5X memory now being in mass production, the company is now ready to power the world's most powerful smartphones, giving them the memory bandwidth that they need to complete the most data-intensive of tasks.
LPDDR5X memory offers customers strong power efficiency and high levels of performance, both of which are vital for high-end smart devices. As mobile workloads grow more sophisticated though the use of AI, higher-end cameras, and higher resolution/framerate screens, high levels memory bandwidth has become increasingly desirable. With their new 8.533 Gbps LPDDR5X modules, Micron is ready to facilitate the creation of next-generation smartphones.
Press Release - Micron Unleashes Next-Generation Smartphone Experiences With Ecosystem Adoption and Mass Production of LPDDR5X
Company’s most advanced mobile memory is part of the latest Snapdragon mobile reference design
Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), announced today that its low-power double data rate 5X (LPDDR5X) mobile memory is continuing to gain market traction with the validation of its mobile memory for Qualcomm Technologies’ latest mobile platform for flagship smartphones, its Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2. Notably, Micron’s LPDDR5X is integrated into Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 reference designs, allowing it to serve as a key example of the benefits that OEMs will see when designing their smartphones using this chipset. Micron is also shipping LPDDR5X in mass production, which will enable the world’s first smartphones with LPDDR5X at peak speeds.
Purpose-built for high-end and flagship smartphones, Micron’s latest LPDDR5X delivers peak speeds at 8.533 gigabits per second (Gbps), which is up to 33% faster than previous-generation LPDDR5.1 This increased speed, up from the 7.5 Gbps Micron supported last fall, provides a boost for high-bandwidth, data-intensive mobile experiences that demand high-performance memory.
“As the unsung hero of smartphone innovation, blazing fast mobile memory is critical to bringing to life the promise of 5G, AI and the massive amounts of data flowing through smartphones today,” said Raj Talluri, senior vice president and general manager of Micron’s Mobile Business Unit. “The worldwide shipment and mass production of our LPPDR5X at peak speeds empower the mobile ecosystem to innovate a new generation of devices and emerging apps we can’t yet imagine.”
Micron led the semiconductor industry in sampling and validating LPDDR5X, the fastest, most advanced mobile memory, in November of last year on its first-to-market 1α (1-alpha) node. With this latest milestone, the company continues to accelerate market adoption of LPDDR5X and solidifies its product innovation and leadership in the mobile ecosystem, following industry-first launches for LPDDR5, 1α-based LPDDR4X, 176-layer NAND-based UFS 3.1 and uMCP5 solutions.
“Fast, powerful memory is critical to unleashing the lightning fast connectivity, dynamic experiences and revolutionary performance that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 promises,” said Ziad Asghar, vice president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Micron’s LPDDR5X memory, supporting 8.5 Gbps, brings the unprecedented speeds and energy efficiency our chipsets demand.”
These new levels of memory performance are increasingly critical for feeding massive amounts of data to the multiple heterogeneous processing engines built into today’s complex smartphone processors. As mobile workloads grow more sophisticated, these advanced chipsets rely on high data rates to ensure seamless multitasking across applications and to enable artificial intelligence (AI) inferencing, augmented and virtual reality, immersive graphics and high-resolution camera use cases like night and portrait modes.
Micron’s mobile memory and storage solutions are purpose-built to fuel the next wave of 5G and AI-enabled smartphone experiences — balancing demands for capacity and computational processing with size constraints, cost effectiveness and power efficiency. Micron’s deep relationships with smartphone manufacturers and chipset partners around the world equip the mobile ecosystem to gain an enhanced experience with its low-power, high-performance solutions, extensive technical expertise and dedication to innovation.
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