[News] SK hynix’s LPDDR5T Mobile DRAM Verified Compatible with Qualcomm for AI-Boosted Smartphone  

2023-10-25 Consumer Electronics / Semiconductors editor

SK hynix has introduced LPDDR5T (Low Power Double Data Rate 5 Turbo), a mobile DRAM with a remarkable 9.6Gbps speed. What sets this apart is its compatibility with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform.

LPDDR5T features a 16GB-capacity version, delivering data processing speeds of 77GB per second while maintaining low power consumption. Its efficiency and speed are achieved through the incorporation of HKMG (High-K Metal Gate) technology, which reduces power usage and increases processing speed.

“Generative AI applications running on our new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 enables exciting new use cases by executing LLMs and LVMs on device with minimal latency and at the lowest power,” said Ziad Asghar, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Our collaboration with SK hynix pairs the fastest mobile memory with our latest Snapdragon mobile platform and delivers amazing on-device, ultra-personalized AI experiences such as AI virtual assistants for smartphone users.”

“We are thrilled that we have met our customers’ needs for the ultra-high performance mobile DRAM with the provision of the LPDDR5T,” said Sungsoo Ryu, Head of DRAM Product Planning at SK hynix.

This collaboration between SK hynix and Qualcomm signals a new era for smartphones, aims to provide on-device, ultra-personalized AI experiences. As smartphones continue to evolve with enhanced DRAM for mobile, the partnership is set to strengthen and drive innovation in this space, positioning the devices as key vehicles for AI applications in the coming years.

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