Samsung Announces 64GB Flash Chip Ready For Market
Samsung has just revealed the first 64GB NAND flash chip to hit the market. The chip is the first of it’s kind to boast a whopping 64GB of storage, a compact moviNANDTM chip that is much like those Apple has in the iPhone and iPod touch. It’s 1.4mm “tall”, and contains 16 30nm-class 32Gb MLC NAND chips, coupled with a controller. While there hasn’t been any evidence that Apple will be putting it in the next iPhone, it’s not too late for next year’s model.
“Samsung’s high-density memory solutions bring the storage capacity levels of computing systems to small, mobile devices,” said Dong-Soo Jun, executive vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Electronics.
He added, “The 64GB embedded memory, moviNAND, and the 32GB microSD card each greatly expand the data storage density of mobile devices, meeting customers’ memory requirements and ushering in a new era of mobile and IT device capacity growth.”
The memory solutions are based on Samsung’s advanced 32 gigabit (Gb) NAND flash. The 64GB moviNAND, which measures 1.4mm in height, consists of 16 30nm-class 32Gb MLC NAND chips and a controller. The 17-die stack was achieved by using 30-micron thick chips and advanced package technology. With the new 64GB solution, Samsung’s proprietary embedded memory, moviNAND, is now available in 64GB, 32GB, 16GB, 8GB and 4GB densities.