Samsung now mass producing industry's fastest embedded memory

Jul 30, 2013
Samsung now mass producing industry’s fastest embedded memory

Samsung Electronics announced today that it is mass producing the world's fastest embedded memory – the industry's first eMMC 5.0 devices – in 16 gigabyte (GB), 32GB and 64GB densities for next-generation smartphones and tablets.

Featuring an interface speed of 400 megabytes per second (MB/s), the lightning-fast eMMC PRO memory provides exceptionally fast application booting and loading. The chips will enable much faster multi-tasking, web-browsing, application downloading and file transfers, as well as high-definition video capture and playback, and are highly responsive to running large-file gaming and productivity applications.

"With timely mass production of our ultra-fast eMMC PRO line-up offering a more than 10X performance increase over external , Samsung will accelerate the spread of high-end mobile devices as the market for devices with larger screens and more multimedia functionality expands even further," said KyongMoo Mang, vice president of memory marketing. "We will continue to provide advanced mobile memory solutions that allow users to enjoy high definition, large-volume content seamlessly, as we also strengthen technological cooperation with mobile devices manufacturers."

Samsung's eMMC PRO , being produced in 16, 32 and 64GB versions, are based on Samsung 64Gb 10nm class NAND .

The new Samsung chips support the eMMC version 5.0 standard now nearing completion at JEDEC – the largest standards-setting body in the microelectronics industry.

In 32GB and 64GB densities, the new has a random read speed of 7000 IOPS (inputs/outputs per second), and a random write speed of 7000 IOPS (in cache on mode, without host overhead). In addition, these chips read sequentially at 250MB/s and write sequentially at 90MB/s.

As the fastest eMMC devices at more than 10 times the speed of a class 10 card (which reads at 24MB/s and writes at 12MB/s), the new mobile memory greatly enhances the movement from one application to another in multitasking activities.

Samsung's 16GB, 32GB and 64GB eMMC 5.0 devices come in 11.5x13mm packages, making them ideal for mobile devices where space on the printed circuit board is extremely limited.

The eMMC PRO 5.0 chips come with Samsung's own intelligent NAND controller and firmware to provide a vertically integrated mobile DRAM solution.

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Benni
1 / 5 (3) Aug 15, 2013
Story is completely bogus. Micron Technology has released it's new memory NAND. It is faster & smaller making Samsung memory NAND already obsolete. Intel will be incorporating new generation processors with MU technology because it appears it will be 2-3 years before anyone else will come up with the metal gate technology the MU NAND's use.

Sorry fellas, hate to rain on your parade but you need to get your facts straight before you shoot off your.........
Benni
1 / 5 (3) Aug 15, 2013
Here are the details:

Since barely a week before the show, Samsung (SSNLF.PK) announced that it was "in production" on a new 3D NAND process. Since 3D NAND is considered the holy grail of NAND technology of the future, you would think that Samsung would be a shoe-in for the product of the year at the 2013 Flash Summit. And If you though that, you would have been wrong. The actual winner of the Best of Show award was Micron's (MU) new 16nm planar NAND memory made with the HKMG (High K Metal Gate) process. In order for Micron to have won this award, the new 16nm must be a more elegant process than we thought.
Benni
1 / 5 (3) Aug 16, 2013
@ Open & Toot: you retired old fogies need to find other things to do with your time, you don't even know a NAND gate from a NAND chip or anything else dealing with digital logic, & for that matter any other discipline that involves a deep professionally trained background in science.