Micron Ships World’s First Mass-Produced, Low-Power DDR5 DRAM for High-Performance Smartphones

Micron has shipped the industry’s first low-power DDR5 DRAM mass-produced for smartphones to its memory technology partner Xiaomi for use in the soon-to-be-released Xiaomi Mi 10. Micron’s LPDDR5 DRAM delivers superior power efficiency and faster data access speeds to meet growing consumer demand for artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G functionality in high-performance smartphones. It also enables devices in other markets, such as client PCs, automotive, IoT and networking systems.

Micron’s LPDDR5 DRAM addresses next-generation memory requirements for AI and 5G with a 50% increase in data access speeds and more than 20% power efficiency compared to previous generations. Micron LPDDR5 allows 5G smartphones to process data at peak speeds of up to 6.4Gbps, which is critical for preventing 5G data bottlenecks. Experts predict LPDDR5 DRAM will become the standard configuration for smartphones and other flagship devices in 2020.

The LPDDR5 ships to customers in capacities of 6GB, 8GB and 12GB and at data speeds of 5.5Gbps and 6.4Gbps. In the first half of calendar 2020, Micron LPDDR5 will also be available in a UFS-based multichip package (uMCP5) that extends battery life.

Product image