December 16, 2003 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Breaks Density Barrier with Introduction of 8Gbit NAND Flash

Seoul San Jose , Korea Calif. , December 16, 2003 - SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor memory technology, today introduced the industry's first 8Gbit NAND flash memory device. The high density device will enable a new level of functionality in storage subsystem designs to meet the fast growing demand for memory from products like digital cameras, USB Flash Drives, PDAs and MP3 players.
“The 8Gbit NAND flash ships in an industry leading Quad Die Pack (QDP) and leverages SAMSUNG's advanced 2Gb component technology and Single Level Cell (SLC) design,” said Jon Kang, senior vice president of product planning and engineering at SAMSUNG Electronics Corp. “The new NAND device takes advantage of the company's advanced manufacturing capabilities and is produced on 12-inch wafers in a 90nm process.”
“ Mobile phones and converged handheld devices are continuing to add multimedia features like imaging, digital music, and even video," said Allen Leibovitch, Program Manager for Semiconductors at IDC, in Mountain View, Calif. NAND flash memory is growing in popularity as a high-density, lower-cost data
storage solution for mobile devices , and board space in these designs , especially clamshell devices, is at a premium ." IDC quote goes here ---- “ New generations of feature rich hand held products like …… and…. are driving demand for high density flash memory solutions …….

(points such as demand for high density devices, NAND's growing acceptance in new system designs etc)

The said Allen Leibovitch, Program Manager for Semiconductors at IDC, in Mountain View, Calif.

Mass production of the SAMSUNG's new 8Gbit NAND devices components is expected to begin in of the the first quarter of 2004.
About SAMSUNG Electronics

SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, and digital convergence technology. SAMSUNG Electronics employs approximately 75 ,000 people in 8 9 offices in 47 countries and business performance for 2002 record 49.6billionUS$ in sales and 5.9billionUS$ in net income. SAMSUNG Electronics is the world's leading company of advanced semiconductors, TFT-LCDs, CDMA mobile phones, monitors and VCRs. SAMSUNG Electronics consists of four main business units: Device Solution Network, Digital Media Network, Telecommunication Network and Digital Appliance Network Businesses.
The Device Solution Network specializes in semiconductors, TFT LCD displays and data storage medium for industrial, mobile and advanced computing applications, offering a full line of key solutions of DRAMs, SRAMs, Display Driver ICs, Camera Chipsets, Smart Card ICs, TFT LCD panels and Flash memories. The Device Solution Network operates overseas sales subsidiaries and mass production facilities to maximize on hand customer support. For more information, visit our website at

http://www.samsungsemi.com
SAMSUNG Semiconductor Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd., is located in San Jose, Calif. More information can be found at

http://www.usa.samsungsemi.com
SAMSUNG Semiconductor Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of SAMSUNG Electronics Co., Ltd., is headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany and London, UK with sales offices all over Europe. More information can be found at

http://www.samsungsemi.de


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