Samsung's first LPCAMM (Low Power Compression Additional Memory Module) form factor has been released, with a transmission rate of up to 7.5Gbps (gigabytes per second). This innovative memory solution is highly likely to disrupt the DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) market landscape for personal computers and laptops, and even have a negative impact on the DRAM market in data centers
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Currently, personal computers and laptops typically use traditional LPDDR DRAM or DDR based So DIMM (small dual embedded memory module). However, due to its structure, LPDDR must be directly installed on the device motherboard, which makes it difficult to replace during maintenance or upgrades. Compared to So-DIMM, although it is easier to install or disassemble, there are multiple limitations in terms of performance, power consumption, and other physical characteristics.
With the increasing demand for more efficient and smaller devices in the industry, LPCAMM is expected to overcome the shortcomings of LPDDR and So DIMM. As a detachable module, LPCAMM provides greater flexibility for personal computer and laptop manufacturers. In addition, compared to So DIMM, LPCAMM can reduce the space occupied on the motherboard by up to 60%. This not only effectively utilizes the internal space of the device, but also improves performance and energy efficiency by 50% and 70%, respectively< Br/>
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In addition, the low power consumption characteristics of LPDDR make it widely used on servers, providing assistance for data centers to reduce costs and improve efficiency. However, LPDDR also has certain limitations in practical use, such as the need to replace the entire motherboard when upgrading the DRAM specifications of the server. Using LPCAMM can avoid these issues and make it a potential preferred solution for future data centers and servers.
Dr. Dimitrios Ziakas, Vice President of Intel Memory and IO Technology, stated:; The energy efficiency and repairability advantages of LPCAMM give this new form the opportunity to change the game rules of today's PC market. We are pleased to participate in the development of new standards, provide support for the client PC ecosystem, and lay the foundation for future adoption in a wider segmented market and technological innovation& Rdquo;
The LPCAMM memory module provides strong support for the PC ecosystem. Yongcheol Bae, Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronic Memory Product Planning Team, stated:; With the increasing demand for innovative memory solutions with high performance, low energy consumption, and manufacturing flexibility in various fields, LPCAMM is expected to be widely used in personal computers, laptops, and data centers. Samsung will actively expand the LPCAMM solution market and maintain close cooperation with the industry to jointly explore its new application areas& Rdquo;
Samsung will work with major customers including Intel this year to test LPCAMM for next-generation systems, and plans to commercialize it in 2024, ushering in a new era of memory modules.