Motorola and Micron look to enhance mobile 5G/AI experience

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Micron Technology has announced the integration of its low-power DDR5 (LPDDR5) DRAM into Motorola’s motorola edge+ smartphone, in a move intended to enhance the 5G experience for consumers.

Working in close collaboration Micron and Motorola have enabled the edge+ to reach 5G network speeds that require maximum processing power coupled with high bandwidth memory and storage.

With 12 gigabytes (GB) of Micron's LPDDR5 DRAM memory, the motorola edge+ is able to take advantage of faster data speeds and the lower latency associated with 5G to increase the performance of cloud-based applications such as gaming and streaming entertainment.

“Our collaboration with Motorola on its flagship smartphone highlights the importance that mobile device manufacturers are placing on next-generation memory solutions that provide higher performance and richer consumer experiences,” said Dr. Raj Talluri, senior vice president and general manager of the Mobile Business Unit at Micron. “This announcement underscores how the mobile industry is coalescing behind Micron’s LPDDR5 for 5G flagship smartphone designs.”

Designed to address the growing demand for higher memory performance and lower energy consumption across a wide array of markets beyond mobile, including automotive, client PCs and networking systems built for 5G and AI applications, Micron’s LPDDR5 DRAM memory offers a number of benefits including:

  • Bandwidth boosted by more than 50% to accelerate the performance of next-generation flagship smartphone capabilities such as 5G and AI.
  • More than 20% power efficiency as compared to LPDDR4, enabling flagship smartphones to operate longer between charges..
  • Micron’s advanced 1y nanometer node in 12GB capacity and at a data speed of 6.4Gbps improves overall DRAM design, which enables the next-generation features available on the edge+ smartphone.

“Consumers continue to seek faster, more efficient and higher performing smartphones, and together with Micron, we’ve created a device that answers these needs,” said Jeff Snow, head of Premium & Flagship Product at Motorola. “From a more immersive display and crisper audio to professional-grade image processing, integrating Micron’s LPDDR5 memory into the motorola edge+ has allowed us to create a seamless consumer experience that is uniquely its own.”