April 29, 2004 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics Introduces High-speed 2Gb NAND Flash Memory

Seoul Korea, Apr. 29, 2004 ? Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor memory technology, today announced a speed increase to its 2Gbit (Gb) NAND Flash memory from 16.4MB/s to 24.1MB/s. This new high-speed NAND flash memory has improved sequential data-read/ write speed from 50ns to 30ns. This speed increase will improve the functionality of computer storage systems such as USB Flash Drives (UFD), high-storage card and SSD (Solid State DISK). With this high-speed 2Gb NAND Flash memory users will be able to execute programs faster and experience better overall system performance.
Using 90nm manufacturing process, the new high-speed 2Gb NAND flash will be available in 3 forms: single chip 2Gb, dual die package 4Gb, and quad die package 8Gb. The demand for this new, high-storage memory product is expected to grow rapidly in applications such as memory cards, USB flash drive, PDA, digital camcorders, MP3 players.
The quad die package 8Gb flash memory has 1Gbytes of storage density in a single package that can be an alternative memory solution for existing storage media such as small-size HDDs in tablet PCs and other diverse applications in the future.

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