Samsung has announced the development
of a new type of DRAM, specifically geared for faster mobile applications. Designed around such uses as PDAs and game consoles, particularly those that rely on accelerated graphics, Samsung's
new “fusion” RAM is dubbed “OneDRAM”. The design relies on using a single chip that will be used to transfer data between two individual processors inside a mobile device. The advantages of a single chip design are numerous, including faster access times, reduced power draw, more profile space and others:
The OneDRAM also reduces power consumption by 30 percent, lessens the number of chips needed, and minimizes area coverage by 50 percent, resulting in a five-fold increase in the speed of cell phone and gaming console operations, longer battery life and slimmer handset designs, the company said.
“OneDRAM” is expected to start showing up in mobile devices late next year.