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Enhances bit density, power and performance for mobile platforms, embedded automotive solutions, industrial PCs and edge servers

Claimed to be built using advanced DRAM process technology, the 1α (1-alpha) node DRAM products offer major improvements in bit density, power and performance. The applications for this new DRAM technology are extensive and far-reaching — enhancing performance in mobile devices to smart vehicles.

The 1α DRAM node facilitates more power-efficient, reliable memory solutions and provides faster LPDDR5 operating speeds for mobile platforms that require best-in-class LPDRAM performance.

A low-power mobile DRAM, with a 15 per cent improvement in power savings allows 5G mobile users to perform more tasks on their smartphones without sacrificing battery life.

Its advanced memory node supports densities from 8Gb to 16Gb, offering the flexibility to sustain many DDR4 and LPDDR4 products while giving Micron’s server, client, networking and embedded customers the power-efficient, reliable, extended product support they need. This longevity reduces the cost of customer requalification within their own product lifecycles. It also ensures better total cost of ownership over the system life in use case scenarios such as embedded automotive solutions, industrial PCs and edge servers that typically have longer lifespans.

“Our new 1α DRAM technology will enable the industry’s lowest-power mobile DRAM as well as bring the benefits of our DRAM portfolio to data centre, client, consumer, industrial and automotive customers,” said Sumit Sadana, executive vice president and chief business officer at Micron.

Micron has begun volume production of 1α node DRAM, starting with DDR4 memory for computing customers and Crucial consumer PC DRAM products. Micron has also begun sampling LPDDR4 to mobile customers for qualification.


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