Samsung LPCAMM Memory Module
In a groundbreaking announcement, Samsung Electronics revealed its successful development of a revolutionary memory module, the Low-Power Compressed Add-On Memory Module (LPCAMM), boasting a blistering 7.5Gbps speed. This innovation, achieved through extensive research and development conducted on the Intel platform for system validation, has the potential to reshape the DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) market for both personal computers and laptops while making waves in data centers.
Currently, personal computers primarily rely on LPDDR DRAM or So-DIMM (Small Dual Embedded Memory Module), each with its own set of limitations. LPDDR is constrained by its need for direct installation on the motherboard, hindering repair and upgrades. On the other hand, while So-DIMM is more user-friendly, it falls short in terms of performance and power efficiency.
Enter LPCAMM, set to transcend the constraints of both LPDDR and So-DIMM. As a removable memory module, LPCAMM liberates internal device space while simultaneously boosting performance and energy efficiency. Compared to So-DIMM, LPCAMM offers a remarkable 50% performance boost, a 70% increase in power efficiency, and a 60% reduction in size.
Even in the server realm, where power efficiency is paramount, LPCAMM holds promise. LPDDR, while known for its power-saving characteristics, has its practical limitations, such as requiring a complete motherboard replacement when upgrading server DRAM specifications—something LPCAMM effectively circumvents.
Intel’s vice president of memory and IO technology expressed enthusiasm, calling LPCAMM “a game changer in today’s PC market.” The memory module’s energy efficiency and ease of repair make it a disruptive force poised to reshape the industry. Moreover, it sets a new standard that promises to not only bolster the PC ecosystem but also fuel innovation in technology across various market segments.
Samsung’s ambitious plans for LPCAMM include testing it in next-generation systems with key partners, including Intel, this year. The company aims to bring this groundbreaking memory module to commercial fruition by the year 2024. With LPCAMM on the horizon, the future of memory technology is poised for a transformative leap forward.