Samsung, LG Electronics, Hynix Semiconductor, Inc and Silicon Image, Inc have announced the establishment of the SPMT Consortium, which has the role of promoting SPMT (Serial Port Memory Technology) “for broad market adoption as an industry standard.”
Reportedly, SPMT is the first-of-its-kind memory specification for DRAM (dynamic random access memory) and it will be initially used in mobile phones.
By leveraging on SPMT, next-generation phones will be able to run media rich, data-intensive applications with reduced energy consumption, thus enhancing battery life.
The SPMT specification, which will be developed by the SPMT Consortium, includes:
- Pin count reduction by a minimum of 40% compared to current DRAM technologies
- Flexible bandwidth ranging from 200 MB/s to 12.6 GB/s and higher
- Single or multiple port configurations connecting to a single SPMT-enabled memory chip
The SPMT Consortium did not say when its technology will be commercially available.
Via Press release
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