SK Hynix and Samsung are working on DDR5 memory

Arriving this year

During the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, SK Hynix and Samsung presented their goals for DDR5 memory. Both companies are going to release first products by the end of 2019. While SK Hynix is focusing more on desktop, Samsung will cover mobile devices.

SK Hynix has shown a 16GB DDR5 SDRAM module that operates at 1.1V offering up to 6.4GB/s of throughput for each pin. Samsung, on the other hand, has unveiled a LPDDR5 SDRAM module for use in laptops, tablets, and smartphones. According to the specifications, the Samsung module appears to be more efficient and more powerful than what SK Hynix plans to ship this year.

It's worth noting that JEDEC is still finalizing the standard for the upcoming DDR5 memory. Memory makers have to wait for those final standards however it'll not take too long. While SK Hynix and Samsung might be already close to a result, there aren't information about Cadence and Micron.

Hynix is predicting that DDR5 memory will become 25 percent of market sales by 2021 and reach 44 percent 2022. At the moment there aren't details about prices, but the first modules are not going to be wallet-friendly.

Source: Techspot

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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