Samsung made a big event of the launch of the Galaxy S6 today (April 10th, 2015) making the S6 and S6 Edge available at multiple US and international retailers simultaneously. The Galaxy S6 is based around Samsung’s own Exynos 7420 application processor and LPDDR4 DRAM.
Following today’s event in Seoul, there are still two more JEDEC LPDDR4 Workshops and Mobile Forums coming up in the next few weeks.
It’s DAC time again and that means lots of EDA and IP related announcements.
We are thrilled about today’s blog topic: the announcement of Synopsys’s complete LPDDR4 IP solution!
This happened a little bit quietly last week – but Qualcomm has announced the first product that I’m aware of that will use LPDDR4 memory.
Believe it or not, work the DDR4 standard was first started back in 2004. That’s now 10 years ago! Happy 10th birthday DDR4. 10 years ago Facebook was started up, there was no Twitter (2006), no iPhone (2007), and Google went public for $85/share (it is now $1,123/share). Even after those 10 years, you can’t go out a buy a computer with DDR4 in it. The JEDEC standard for DDR4 was published in September 2012 so why isn’t everyone using it? Why did it take so long?
For years, I have been predicting that Low-Power DDR (LPDDR) devices would make the crossover from mobile devices into laptops.
Happy New Year to all our blog readers!
Mobile DRAM has certainly come a long way in the last few years, but I didn’t expect to see this prediction quite so soon, that “…the shipment of mobile DRAM is likely to officially surpass that of PC DRAM in 2014”.
LPDDR3 is in the house… the Greenberg house that is!