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Samsung may unveil new MRAM memory for mobile devices next month

Samsung and IBM announced back in July last year that they had developed a new process to manufacture a non-volatile RAM which is up to 100,000 times faster than NAND flash and never wears out.

They called it magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM) which will be produced using the spin-transfer torque (STT) technology. This will allow the companies to create low-capacity memory chips for mobile devices, wearables and Internet of Things devices that currently rely on NAND flash memory to store data.

Spin-torque MRAM can be utilized in ultra-low power applications in which it will use very low power when on and storing information. It won’t use any power when it’s not actively being used as it won’t be volatile.

According to a new report, Samsung is going to unveil the MRAM at its Foundry Forum Event which is going to take place on May 24. The company is expected to detail its process technology for MRAM at this event.

The company’s LSI Business Department has reportedly worked up a prototype of a System on Chip that has MRAM built inside. This is also likely to be presented at the event next month.

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HomerS66
HomerS66

Is something perhaps wrong with Samsung’s RAM in the S8?
The memory is very fast, if not the fastest on the market, with sequential Read of around 791MB/s and Sequential Write of 195 MB/s. Except random write is a bit slow of around 3900 IOPS.
But the speed of the RAM is very slow with RAM copy of 5370MB/s, the RAM of other devices is twice some even 3 times as fast with over 16000 MB/s, maybe the RAM is low powered to save battery?
That could explain that Samsungs multitasking is slow at times?

dudeman456
dudeman456

Issue might be more related to using the Snapdragon processor versus the Exynos processor. The devices might be better optimized for the Exynos.

robertkoa
robertkoa

No nothing to do with any current or previous devices…just a new form of
nonvolatile memory- speaking of MRAM here.

The only ” problem” may be privacy issue because this new form of memory if the press is correct will NOT erase from powering fown as volatile memory does and also merely powering down will not solve ‘stuck issues ‘ , CPU lockups etc. as easily as conventional RAM.

Since this type of memory will be / is – nonvolatile ….everything we say and type may be permanently recorded in some cache etc.

stondec
stondec

It wound be nice to have this in the Note 8

HomerS66
HomerS66

Maybe in Note 9.