The launch of Apple’s first augmented reality headset, scheduled for early next year, required an innovative approach to the development of some of its components. The Vision Pro device will receive not only unique displays, but also optimized RAM chips that allow processing information from sensors with minimal delay. The South Korean company SK hynix will be the RAM supplier for the Apple Vision Pro.
The publication reports The Korean Herald with reference to their own informed sources. Apple predictably declined to comment on this information, as did SK Hynix. According to the original source, SK Hynix specially developed gigabit DRAM memory chips for the Apple Vision Pro headset, which, in order to reduce delays in information transmission, received eight times more I/O pins than conventional chips in this class.
The RAM chip will be part of the Vision Pro and will work closely with a dedicated R1 chip that Apple has specifically designed to handle data from 12 cameras, five sensors and six microphones. The delays in information processing are no more than 12 milliseconds, and in the Vision Pro the R1 processor and the SK-Hynix memory module are structurally united by a common body. This further reduces delays in the processing of sensor signals.
SK hynix’s collaboration with Apple underscores the Korean memory manufacturer’s commitment to expanding its portfolio of specialized memory chips. Not long ago, this company introduced the world’s first third-generation HBM chip with a 12-tier layout. Such chips are in demand in the segment of acceleration calculations, which are in high demand in the course of the boom in artificial intelligence systems.