Samsung announces higher-performance Embedded NAND Flash for Smartphones

Samsung today introduced high-performance 8-gigabyte (GB) and 16GB moviNAND embedded memory chips for use in smartphones at the seventh annual Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum held at the Westin Taipei Hotel. The new solutions are the first memory devices in the industry fully compatible with the latest e-MMC specification, the JEDEC’s Embedded MultiMediaCard Product Standard v4.41. Adopting the new higher performance e-MMC 4.41 specification, Samsung’s moviNAND can operate more efficiently than previous solutions developed under the e-MMC 4.4 specification by providing features that improve the responsiveness of the e-MMC device to the host (or application processor).

Samsung will start producing 16GB moviNAND using 20nm-class 32Gb NAND flash this month. Samsung plans to start replacing its 30nm-class 32Gb NAND flash chips with a full line of 20nm-class 32Gb NAND chips for future moviNAND products later this year.