All we know is that Samsung has leading positions in the computer and mobile memory field. So everyone is waiting for news from the South Korean manufacturer. Fortunately, the company feeds us with more and more news concerning its achievements in this field. For instance, Forbes has recently shown the roadmap of Samsung memory cards. According to the source, the manufacturer introduced it at the Samsung Foundry Forum 2022 event.
As shown in the image above, in the upcoming 2023, Samsung will enter the 1bnm process stage, the memory chip capacity will reach 24Gb (3GB) – 32Gb (4GB), and the native speed will be 6.4-7.2Gbps. In terms of video memory, a new generation of GDDR7 video memory will come out next year. So the mid-term facelift of the new generation of AMD and Nvidia graphics cards may use GDDR7 video memory.
In addition, Samsung has also made some long-term visions, such as launching DDR6 memory in 2026 and achieving native 10Gbps speed in 2027.
It’s been 30 years since Samsung launched its first memory card. To give tribute to this event, Samsung released its fifth-gen 10nm-class (1b) DRAM. Plus, it uncovered its 8th and 9th generation Vertical NAND (V-NAND). Jung-bae Lee, President and Head of Memory Business at Samsung Electronics, said that Samsung managed to make half of the trillion gigabytes (1EB) during the last three years.
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In order to advance scaling beyond the 10nm range, Samsung is working on disruptive solutions in patterning, materials, and architecture, including high-k materials. The yet-to-come DRAM products will include 32Gb DDR5 DRAM, 8.5Gbps LPDDR5X DRAM, and 36Gbps GDDR7 DRAM.
By the way, until today, this company has managed to make eight generations of its V-NAND products with 10X the original layer count and 15 times the original product bit capacity. We also know, and Samsung talked about it at the event that its most recent 512Gb 8th generation V-NAND has no equals in the market, coming with the highest bit density among 512Gb triple-level cell (TLC) NAND. In this regard, the Samsung 1Tb TLC V-NAND will be available for purchase by the end of the year.
Lastly, the 9th generation V-NAND is in the works. Most likely, it will go into mass production in 2024.
Below, you can see Samsung’s progression of V-NAND products.