Samsung announces the world’s first LPCAMM RAM for Laptops and PCs

The development of the industry’s first Low Power Compression Attached Memory Module (LPCAMM) form factor has been announced by Samsung Electronics today. This will most likely change the DRAM market for PCs and laptops, and maybe even for data centers. The groundbreaking 7.5 gigabits per second LPCAMM from Samsung has successfully passed system verification on Intel’s platform. LPDDR-based LPCAMM will lead the next-generation module market for PCs and laptops, with the potential to expand into data centers. Performance gains of 50%, power efficiency of 70%, and mounting area gains of 60% over So-DIMMs, with commercialization scheduled for 2024.

LPCAMM addresses the shortcomings of both LPDDR and So-DIMMs in order to meet the growing demand for smaller, more effective devices. As it is a removable module, LPCAMM provides increased flexibility for PC and laptop makers throughout the manufacturing process. When compared to So-DIMM, LPCAMM takes up to 60% less space on the motherboard. This enables more effective use of device internal space, thereby enhancing performance by up to 50% and power efficiency by up to 70%. LPDDR’s power-saving properties have made it an appealing alternative for servers, as it has the potential to enhance total cost of operation (TCO) efficiency.

LPDDR DRAM, or DDR-based So-DIMMs, have traditionally been used in PCs and laptops. While LPDDR is small in size, it is permanently linked to the motherboard, making replacement difficult during the time of repairs and upgrades. As a contrast, So-DIMMs may be readily attached but have performance and other physical limits. This year, LPCAMM will be evaluated on next-generation systems with important clients, with commercialization scheduled for 2024.

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Yongcheol Bae, Executive Vice President of Memory Product Planning Team at Samsung Electronics, stated, “With the growing demand for innovative memory solutions encompassing high performance, low power consumption, and manufacturing flexibility across various fields, LPCAMM is expected to gain wide adoption in PCs, laptops, and data centers. Samsung is committed to actively pursuing opportunities to expand the LPCAMM solution market and collaborating closely with the industry to explore new applications for its use.”

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