Introducing The First 12nm-Class DDR5 DRAM From Samsung Electronics


Samsung’s new DRAM, which will go into mass production in 2023, will promote next-generation computing, data centres, and AI applications by providing industry-leading performance and higher power efficiency.

Samsung Electronics now announced the successful completion of product assessment for AMD compatibility, as well as the development of its 16-gigabit (Gb), DDR5 DRAM developed utilising the industry’s first 12-nanometer (nm)-class manufacturing technology.

Samsung Electronics 12nm-Class DDR5 DRAM


“Our 12nm-range DRAM will be a significant enabler in boosting market-wide adoption of DDR5 DRAM,” stated Jooyoung Lee, Samsung Electronics Executive Vice President of DRAM Products & Technology. “We expect our new DRAM, with its high performance and low power consumption, to serve as the foundation for more sustainable operations in industries like next-generation computing, data centres, and cloud computing.” and AI-driven systems.”


“To push the boundaries of technology, innovation frequently necessitates close cooperation with industry partners,” said Joe Macri, Senior VP, Corporate Fellow, and Client, Compute and Graphics CTO at AMD. “We are impressed to be working with Samsung again, particularly to provide DDR5 memory solutions that have been optimised and validated on ‘Zen’ systems.”


This technological leap was made feasible by the adoption of a new high-capacity material and patented design technique that enhances essential circuit features. The new DRAM, when combined with sophisticated, multi-layer extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, has the industry’s greatest die density, allowing for a 20% increase in wafer productivity


Samsung’s 12nm-class DRAM will help unlock speeds of up to 7.2 gigabits per second by using the newest DDR5 standard (Gbps). This corresponds to processing two 30 GB UHD movies in less than a second.

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The outstanding speed of the new DRAM is complemented by improved power efficiency. The 12nm-class DRAM will be a perfect alternative for global IT organisations pursuing more environmentally friendly operations, consuming up to 23% less power than the previous DRAM.

With mass production slated to commence in 2023, Samsung intends to expand its DRAM lineup based on this cutting-edge 12nm-class process technology into a variety of market categories as it continues to collaborate with industry partners to support the rapid expansion of next-generation computing.

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