January 10, 2005 in Social Responsibility News

SAMSUNG Electronics Develops World’s First Eight-die Multi Chip Package for Multimedia Cell Phones

Seoul, Korea - January 10, 2005 : Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has developed the world's first eight-die multi-chip package(MCP) technology, designed for use in high capacity mobile devices such as 3G handsets and other increasingly smaller mobile devices. Typically, as the number of chips per memory package increases, so does the thickness of the package. Using its Wafer Supporting System technology to makes wafers thinner during design processing, Samsung has been able to minimize overall chip thickness as well as decrease the space between the stacked dies. As a result, the eight-die MCP solution offers an unmatched combined capacity of 3.2 gigabits in a package that is 1.4mm thick, equaling the thickness of a four-die MCP solution. The new eight-chip MCP is an extremely compact, high-capacity solution that is likely to trigger development of new next-generation mobile applications. It will provide much greater functionality in cell phones and other smart mobile devices, from movie videos to games as well as faster Internet access. The new eight-die MCP uses all the memory chips available today for mobile products in a single 11 x 14 x 1.4mm package. It includes two 1Gb NAND flash memories, two 256Mb NOR flash memories, two 256Mb mobile DRAMs, one 128Mb UtRAM and one 64Mb UtRAM. The market research organization, iSuppli, has predicted that the 3G mobile phone market will expand an average of 87 percent a year. Samsung Electronics, a leader in next-generation multi-function package technology, is the world's largest supplier of DRAM, SRAM and NAND flash memory chips. About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2003 parent company sales of US$36.4 billion and net income of US$5.0 billion. Employing approximately 88,000 people in 89 offices in 46 countries, the company consists of six main business units: Corporate Technology Operations, Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is the world's largest producer of color monitors, color TVs, memory chips and TFT-LCDs. For more information, visit www.samsung.com .


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