Earlier this month, Samsung announced the world’s first LPDDR5X DRAM for mobile devices. Now rival Micron has announced that it is the first company to validate its LPDDR5X DRAM module in collaboration with MediaTek. At the second annual MediaTek Executive Summit, Micron revealed that it has sampled and validated its new LPDDR5X DRAM module for MediaTek’s all-new Dimensity 9000 flagship kit.
In a press release on the case, Micron claims that it is the first semiconductor company to test and validate LPDDR5X DRAM and that it has already shipped the first batch. The company also reveals that samples of the new memory module for smartphones support data rates of up to 8,533 Gbps, making it up to 33% faster than LPDDR5 modules.
Speaking of Micron’s new LPDDR5X memory, JC Hsu, CVP and GM from MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit, said “Our mobile customers are increasingly demanding higher bandwidth to support complex, data-intensive applications built for the 5G era. With its super-fast mobile memory, Micron’s LPDDR5X meets this challenge for flagship devices. Dimensity 9000 will be the first to support this critical development of LPDDR5X. and gives operators and device manufacturers the opportunities they need to deliver incredible 5G flagship experience. “
In case you missed our previous coverage, MediaTek’s new Dimensity 9000 5G is a 4nm flagship chip that has an ARM Cortex-X2 prime core clocked at 3GHz, three ARM Cortex-A710 cores clocked at 2.85GHz and four ARM Cortex -A 51 Cortex-Asclocked at 1.8 GHz. For graphically intensive tasks, the chip contains an ARM Mali-G710 GPU. It also has an integrated 5G modem, Bluetooth 5.3 support, Wi-Fi 6E support and an 18-bit HDR ISP.
The first smartphones with the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chip will be on the shelves towards the end of 1. quarter 2022. The devices will likely include Micron’s new LPDDR5X DRAM chips. For more information on MediaTek Dimensity 9000, see our advertising post.