SK Hynix Developed the World’s First Next Generation Mobile Memory LPDDR4
– Provided Samples of 20nm class 8Gb LPDDR4 to Customers
Seoul, December 30, 2013 – SK Hynix Inc. (or ‘the Company’, www.skhynix.com) announced that it has developed the world’s first 8Gb(Gigabit) LPDDR4(Low Power DDR4) using its advanced 20nm class technology. LPDDR4 is the next generation mobile DRAM interface on the process of standardization which features ultrahigh speed and low power consumption.
This new product works at 3200Mbps and ultra low-voltage of 1.1V which runs two times faster than 1600Mbps and does at lower voltage than 1.2V of existing LPDDR3. The Company has been strengthening its cooperation with the customers for the standardization of this new mobile DRAM by providing the samples of LPDDR4 to major customers and SoC(System on Chip) companies.
Especially, SK Hynix is to continuously maintain its technology leadership in the mobile market by developing the world’s first 8Gb LPDDR4 following the development of the world’s first 8Gb and 6Gb LPDDR3. The Company plans to start mass production of it from the second half of next year.
“SK Hynix secured its technology leadership by developing the world’s first next generation mobile memory LPDDR4 and providing samples of the product to the customers” said Senior Vice President Richard Chin, the Head of Global Sales Marketing. “The Company will further strengthen its competitiveness in the mobile area with the development of high density, ultrahigh speed and low power consuming products” he added.
The new interface LPDDR4 is expected to be loaded onto flagship mobile devices at the end of 2014 and is anticipated to be commercialized regularly from 2015. Plus, it is expected to be the main product in the industry from 2016.
About SK Hynix Inc.
SK Hynix Inc., headquartered in Korea, is the world’s top tier semiconductor supplier offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (“DRAM”), Flash memory chips (“NAND Flash”) and CMOS Image Sensors (“CIS”) for a wide range of distinguished customers globally. The Company’s shares are traded on the Korea Exchange, and the Global Depository shares are listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange. Further information about SK Hynix is available at www.skhynix.com.