February 26, 2003 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics Predicts Notebook PC Revolution

Seoul, Korea? February 26, 2003 Samsung Electronics has completed development of a lightest and slimmest optical (model: SU-408) drive for notebook PCs to date. Company officials predict their new product will revolutionize the notebook PC market.

The SU-408 is just 9.5mm thick, 25% thinner than any other drive available (12.7mm has been the limit since CD-ROM drives have been built into notebooks). Samsung’s new drive weighs only 145 grams, which is 35% lighter than the 220 grams for conventional models. A power-saving motor has also been adopted, reducing power consumption by at least 20% and easing concern over using the optical drive while on the go.

Samsung Electronics has applied various core technologies to create this super-slim combination drive. Special design technologies were needed to reduce the size of the optical pickup and motor. New design breakthroughs greatly reduced noise and vibration as well, and a low-power driver algorithm was developed. Samsung Electronics has applied for more than 50 patents around the world in connection with these new technologies.

SU-408 Specifications

WriteCD-R1,200KB/sec. (8x)CD-W1,200KB/sec. (8x)ReadCD 3,600KB/sec. (24x)DVD10,800KB/sec. (8x)Burst Transfer RatePI0 Mode 416,6MB/sec.DMA Mode 216.6MB/sec.Ultra-DMA Mode 416.6MB/sec.Dimensions128mm wide x 9.5mm thick x 129mm longAverage Access TimeDVD110msCD100msMedia SupportedDVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM/XA, Video-CD, CD-I, Photo-CD, CD-Extra, CD-Text ..

About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, and digital convergence technology. Samsung Electronics employs approximately 64,000 people in 89 offices in 47 countries. The company is the world's largest producer of memory chips, TFT-LCDs, CDMA mobile phones, monitors and VCRs. Samsung Electronics consists of four main business units: Digital Media Network, Device Solution Network, Telecommunication Network and Digital Appliance Network Businesses.

For more information, please visit http:// www.samsung.com


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