Samsung Announces 8GB NAND Flash Memory

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced that it has begun mass producing an 8 GB NAND flash memory device, providing a much larger and more aff...


Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., today announced that it has begun mass producing an 8 GB NAND flash memory device, providing a much larger and more affordable storage density for consumer and mobile applications such as mobile phones, MP3 players and gaming consoles.

The high-density MLC memory is being produced with 60-nanometer (nm) process technology, the smallest used today. Samsung's 8 GB NAND flash memory, developed in September 2004, is the fifth consecutive Samsung NAND flash memory to follow the New Memory Growth Model of double density growth every 12 months, a pattern conceived by Dr. Chang Gyu Hwang, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics Semiconductor Business.

The 8 GB NAND which can store 2000 MP3 files or 225 minutes of DVD-quality video is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2006. Samsung plans to further utilize its 8 GB NAND flash memory chip in Samsung's high-density MLC NAND, called moviNAND, to produce a 2GB-level market solution.

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