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Samsung ramp formed OneDRAM, which is the integration of memory solutions for mobile phone production

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Seoul (Korea Newswire) September 22, 2009 11:33 AM — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today at the sixth annual Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum held at the Westin Taipei Hotel that it has been ramping up production of its 1Gigabit (Gb) OneDRAMTM, a Samsung proprietary fusion memory, over the past two months.

“We are witnessing growing interest in the OneDRAM solution,” said Sei-Jin Kim, vice president, mobile memory planning and enabling group, Memory Division, Samsung Electronics. “OneDRAM exemplifies our commitment to keep pace with innovative cell phone designs, in this instance by combining ultra-fast speeds and substantial power savings technology into an extremely efficient 1Gb package.”

First introduced in 2008, the gain in operational efficiency using Samsung’s 60-nanometer (nm) class OneDRAM is especially beneficial in complex multimedia handset applications such as smartphones. The chip’s 166MHz speed enables seamless operation with the processors, for full Internet browsing and teleconferencing.

The performance benefits in adopting OneDRAM are particularly evident in mobile phones used in high-speed network environments, as well as in the transmission of 3D graphics, high-definition video and high-pixel imaging that requires large volumes of data to be processed at ultra-high speeds.

Being showcased at the Mobile Solutions Forum, Samsung’s 1Gb OneDRAM has a 1.3GBps data transfer speed, 20 percent faster than its previous 512Mb version. The OneDRAM chip is also seven times faster than a traditional dual-port RAM-based platform.

The smaller number of overall chips required in Samsung’s OneDRAM-based platform allows use of a printed circuit board only two-thirds the size of those used in conventional handsets.  For a more cost efficient solution, Samsung also provides its OneDRAM with a processor, NAND flash or OneNANDTM in a package-on-package (PoP) solution that measures 1.5mm in height and reduces the area coverage of the print circuit board by 40 percent. This PoP solution brings a seven-fold increase in performance with a 30 percent decrease in power usage.

The OneDRAM’s internal interface, which complies with the JEDEC low-power, double-data-rate (LPDDR) memory standard, channels data between the processors through a shared data area in the OneDRAM chip, eliminating the need for DRAM and double-port RAM chips when transferring data.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
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