As we informed in a previous news, Samsung announced the developement of a new, 60nm techonolgy for the world’s fastest memory chip
Today, Samsung announced that is has begun mass producing an 8Gb NAND flash memory device providing a much larger and more affordable storage density for consumer and mobile applications such as mobile phones, MP3 players and gaming consoles.
Samsung developed the 8Gb NAND flash memory in September 2004, as the fifth consecutive NAND flash memory to follow the New Memory Growth Model of double density growth every 12 months. The newly announced chip, is being produced with 60-nanometer process technology – the smallest used today – and by vertically stacking two 4GB packages, Samsung has find a solution to offer an 8GB chip.
Samsung plans to further utilize its 8-Gb NAND flash memory chip in Samsung’s high-density MLC NAND, called moviNAND, to produce a 2GB-level NAND market solution. The recently introduced moviNAND combines NAND flash memory and a NAND controller and can be embedded in mobile handsets to accommodate the high data storage requirements that accompany the increasing number of multimedia features on mobile phones.
The 8GB NAND can store 2000 MP3 files or 225 minutes of DVD-quality video and is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2006.