SAMSUNGS New Highest-Density Embedded flash memory Card
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that it has begun shipping samples of an eight gigabyte (GB) memory chip to major mobile electronics manufacturers – the highest density embedded flash memory developed to date. Samsung’s high-density moviNAND memory solution consists of four 50-nanometer, 16Gigabit NAND flash memories, a high-speed MultiMediaCard (MMC) controller and associated firmware. It can store up to 2,000 songs or enough map data to implement global positioning system (GPS) and points of interest for the entire western world. In addition, it can also be used with removable media cards to permit virtually unlimited memory expansion. While providing twice the capacity and double the performance of the 4GB version, Samsung’s moviNAND is 10-20 percent smaller than other flash-based embedded memory card solutions. The new moviNAND also processes data at 52 megabytes per second, using the industry’s fastest multimedia card interface.
Samsung’s moviNAND solution provides high-density, high-speed, low-noise interference and increased security, making it an attractive storage solution for mobile handsets with high content services such as music phones and personal navigation. Samsung plans to begin mass producing its 8GB moviNAND in the second quarter of this year.