Samsung ships the first EUV-based DRAM. Technology development for DDR5 / LPDDR5

 Samsung ships the first EUV-based DRAM. Technology development for DDR5 / LPDDR5

Samsung Korea announced that it has shipped 1 million DDR4 DRAM modules that use EUV (extreme ultraviolet) exposure technology for the first time.

The new DDR4 DRAM module employs 10nm EUV exposure technology, which reduces the repetition of multi-patterning, which has been a problem of scaling (miniaturization), and improves accuracy, resulting in performance, yield, and development period. It is said that it will be possible to shorten.

According to Samsung, EUV-based DDR4 DRAM modules are expected to be used in premium market PCs, mobile products, enterprise servers, data centers, and more.

Samsung will also use EUV technology for DDR5 / LPDDR5 DRAM, which is scheduled for mass production next year. In anticipation of growing demand for next-generation premium DRAM products, the company plans to start operations of its second semiconductor manufacturing line in Pyeongtaek, South Korea later this year.

Bradley Reeds