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Samsung develops faster mobile DRAM

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s No. 2 semiconductor maker, said Monday that it has developed a new memory chip for mobile gadgets that can transfer data at a speed eight times faster than previous devices.

The WIDE IO mobile dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chip can transfer data at a speed of 12.8 gigabyte per second, compared with 1.6 gigabyte per second of previous devices, the company said in a statement.

The speed of the new mobile DRAM allows for the sending of two films and 3200 music files in one second, it added.

The new mobile DRAM also reduces power consumption by about 87 percent from the previous models, the Korean company said.

The new mobile chips are used to run multiple programs simultaneously on smartphones and tablet computers. 

(Yonhap News)