Developing High-Speed Memory Devices for the Future
Developing High-Speed Memory Devices for the Future

Sep 04, 2020

With the cost of data reducing rapidly and increasing the need for digitization, global data generation is witnessed to take a new shape. The total amount of data created and duplicated globally is projected to cross over 150 Zettabytes (ZB) by 2024, over 2.52 times higher than in 2020. The global volatile memory is expected to reach $82.03 Bn. by 2022 at a CAGR of 9.50% between 2017 and 2022. Based on various applications, consumer electronics, automotive applications, and healthcare monitoring are the most lucrative applications and they’re expected to exhibit faster growth compared to others. [1]

This massive amount of data has created a need for developing data transmission, processing, and handling infrastructure. However, this unprecedented transformation could develop a void in the supply-demand ecosystem if support system developments don’t keep pace. The global information and communication technology (ICT) companies that have witnessed this demand are stepping into developing various solutions to bridge the gaps.

Volatile Memory Devices for Data Handling

Processors use system memory to temporarily store the operating system, mission-critical applications, and data they consume and manipulate. Therefore, the performance of the applications and reliability of the data are enmeshed with speed and bandwidth of the system memory. There have been many evolutions on system memory technologies. Double data rate (DDR) synchronous dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM) is a common type of memory used in most of the computing devices. It was developed by making enhancements to the SDRAM. The evolution of DDR RAM can be addressed using voltage, bandwidth, and buffer size. At each level of evolution, there was a significant drop in power consumption and increased bandwidth and buffer size

DDR4 that came into existence in 2014, is a widely adopted memory module at present. It uses higher-density chips so that each module will pack more memory. However, with the exploding data generation and processing rate, there’s an acute performance gap between the system memory bandwidth and processor performance.

DDR5 Synchronous Dynamic Random-Access Memory

The Double Data Rate 5 (DDR5) memory device that came into existence by mid-2020s, has a chip density fourfold up to 64 gigabits. The data rate has doubled to 6.4 Gbps than its predecessor, the DDR4. Generally, one of the motherboard’s functions is to regulate the voltage to the RAMs (up to DDR4), whereas the DDR5 modules have its own voltage regulator. This gives the advantage of managing its voltage tolerance for improved DRAM yields and reduced power consumption. It’s expected that the adoption of DDR5 will start in smartphones and PC’s in 2021. The adoption rate of DDR5 modules is going to be 10% to 15% higher when compared with the DDR4 adoption at its time of release. Overall, the DRAM demand should grow with DDR5 as it’s seen attractive for adoption on new servers as well as replacement on existing servers. [2]

 Backed by 40 Years of Expertise

Syrma provides electronics design and manufacturing services to diverse markets. We’re part of the Tandon Group which has over 40 years of electronics design and manufacturing expertise. As a group, we have been strongly associated with manufacturing memory-related products for several decades. We provide EMS services to various sectors; information and communication technology is one of them. We manufacture various memory products such as flash drives, DDR modules, SSDs. We understand our Indian market and we’re very familiar with its vast regulatory and selling environments. Our team also assists global OEMs seeking to enter the Indian market by leveraging the local supply chain and favorable operating environments for cost reductions.

Our flagship Chennai location opened in 2006 and lies within a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for electronics manufacturing, offering economic incentives for imports and exports. This primary facility is within 90 minutes of the Chennai seaport and 20 minutes to the international airport, with additional road and rail, connectivity linking to the rest of India and beyond, as well as infrastructure advantages with faster import and export clearances. We also have labor force availability, both technical and manual, to rapidly scale to client demand.

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