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Samsung begins production of 128GB embedded NAND

Posted: 21 Sep 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:embedded NAND? eMMC Pro? JEDEC? smartphone? tablet?

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd has begun volume production of a 128GB embedded memory for next-generation smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. The company started producing the 128GB embedded multimedia card (eMMC) Pro Class 1500 in late August, which is only one month after it started delivering eMMC Pro products in 16, 32 and 64GB densities.

"By doubling the highest density of its previous eMMC products, Samsung expects to contribute significantly to a timely release of leading-edge mobile devices," noted Wanhoon Hong, EVP, memory sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics. "The higher data storage and faster data transmission will bring a range of benefits to users that compare to those of ultra-slim notebook PCs."

With 128GB of the new embedded memory storage, mobile handsets and tablet PCs can store up to 15 full HD, 8GB-equivalent video files, stated the company. Also, the eMMC fits into an extremely slim 12 x 16mm FBGA package that accommodates today's sleeker mobile designs. In addition, the new eMMC provides the industry's highest density and highest performance level for an embedded memory chip, boasted Samsung.

Samsung's eMMC Pro cards read data sequentially at up to 140MB/s and write it at up to 50MB/s, which is five times faster than Class-10 rated external memory cards. For random reading and writing, it can process up to 3500/1500 IOPS, respectively.

The ultra-high-speed storage device uses Samsung's 64Gb NAND memory with a toggle DDR 2.0 interface based on the company's latest 20nm class process technology. The eMMC's fully managed NAND comes with its own high performance controller and intelligent flash-management firmware.

The Samsung said its eMMC Pro Class 1500 supports the JEDEC eMMC v4.5 specification that standardises the most advanced features to improve performance, efficiency, security and reliability.

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