8GB RAM Phones Are On The Way in 2017! New Memory Module Unveiled

by Jed John 0

Samsung announced its breakthrough in the development of 8GB LPDDR4 RAM for mobile phones and tablet few months back but it looks like Samsung isn’t going to have a monopoly of that RAM size. South Korean company SK Hynix has equally announced that it has manufactured a new generation of 8GB LPDDR4 memory in a single chip package suitable for smart phones, tablets and PCs.

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The SK Hynix 8GB (64GB) LPDDR4 memory incorporates four 2GB (16GB) DRAM ICs with a nominal data transfer rate or frequency of 3733MT/s (that is 3733MHz). This is lower than the 4266MHz frequency the Samsung 8GB LPDDR4 memory is said to have. The Hynix memory chip also comes with a bandwidth of 29.8GB/s.

Unlike Samsung’s own 8GB LPDDR4 memory which uses the 10nm manufacturing process, the Hynix chip uses a 21nm manufacturing process but is compatible with mainstream mobile phones. It also supports UFS NAND flash memory, voltage rating of 1.8 / 1.1V. This version is now shipping. There is another version with a broader 0.6V ultra low-grade voltage rating which is more energy efficient but this version would ship in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017. This version has as its product number – H9HKNNNFBMMUDR-NMH.


About SK Hynix

In case you don’t know, SK Hynix is the world’s second largest chipmaker after Samsung and the World’s fifth-largest semiconductor company. The company is also known as Hyundai Electronics and in fact, Hynix is an abbreviated form of Hyundai Electronics. A merger with fellow Korean company, SK group gave rise to the name SK Hynix.

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The company supplies memory semiconductors of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and flash memory chips. Its clientèle cuts across from Apple, Asus, IBM, Dell, right to Hewlett-Packard. Hynix memory is used by Apple in some of their iMac, MacBook and MacBook Pro computers. Hynix memory is also used by Asus in their Google-branded Nexus 7 tablet, an OEM provider for IBM System x servers, and is used in PC desktops as well as the ASUS Eee PC. Dell and Hewlett-Packard have also used Hynix memory as OEM equipment. Other products that use Hynix memory include DVD players, cellular phones, set-top boxes, personal digital assistants, networking equipment, and hard disk drives.