Samsung offers Ultra High Speed-1 MicroSD cards for advanced LTE smartphones, tablets

Apr 06, 2012

Samsung Electronics today announced that it is now mass producing Ultra High Speed–1 (UHS-1) interface microSD cards that support the highest performance levels required on advanced LTE (Long Term Evolution) smartphones and tablets.

“MicroSD cards with a UHS-1 interface offer users an extremely high level of performance on their LTE smartphones and for other advanced mobile applications. This allows consumers to enjoy high-quality images and video playback directly from the memory cards, which fully supports the advanced performance features of diverse digital gadgets,” said Wanhoon Hong, Executive Vice President, memory sales & marketing, . “Our UHS-1 card demonstrates how Samsung plans to continually expand its line-up of memory cards in accommodating the market need for higher densities and greater performance.”

The new UHS-1 card comes in a 16 gigabyte (GB) density. It is comprised of Samsung’s 20 nanometer-class 64 gigabit (Gb) toggle DDR 2.0 devices and an advanced Samsung controller supporting the ultra fast UHS-1 interface.

According to internal tests, the new 16GB UHS-1 has a maximum sequential read speed of 80 megabytes per second (MB/s). This is more than four times the read of today’s advanced microSD cards, which operate at 21MB/s.

Initiating production of the 16GB UHS-1 microSD cards began late last month. In the future, Samsung plans to expand its microSD card offerings with higher density solutions that reinforce its position as the leading market innovator for NAND flash.

Explore further: 50 Cent, Intel team up on heart-monitor headphones

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Toshiba to Launch the World’s Fastest SDHC Memory Card

Sep 02, 2010

Toshiba today announced the launch of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB SDHC UHS-I cards compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard Ver. 3.0 (SD 3.0), UHS104. These new SD cards offer the world’s fastest SDHC data read ...

Recommended for you

Chip maker Infineon to buy California firm for $3B

40 minutes ago

German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from cars to satellites.

Myo armband and smartglasses set for deskless workplace

2 hours ago

Thalmic Labs, Canada-based makers of the Myo armband, has announced the integration of Myo with smartglasses, with the partnership help of a number of companies pairing the Myo with their products. The gesture-control ...

Indonesian capital threatens to ban Uber car app

2 hours ago

The Indonesian capital is threatening to shut down controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber due to licensing issues a week after it officially launched in the city, an official said Wednesday.

Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high (Update)

4 hours ago

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

User comments : 0