Samsung makes first 2GB phone memory card

Apr 19, 2006
Samsung makes first 2GB phone memory card

Samsung Wednesday unveiled a 2 gigabyte MultiMediaCard (MMCmicro) memory card that it called the "smallest, fastest and highest capacity memory card for mobile phones." It combines four 4Gbit NAND flash devices.

The diminutive MMCmicro is about the size of a fingernail (12mmx14mmx1.1mm) but transmits data more than three times faster than other cards and can download three hours of mobile video in less than two minutes.

An adapter allows the card to be plugged into any multimedia card slot.

The device's ability to operate at either 1.8 or 3.3 volts makes it particularly useful in the design of mobile phones, Samsung said.

The 2GB card comes out of the lab just three months after Samsung announced it had developed a 1GB card, which will be commercially available this year.

According to Dataquest, a semiconductor market research firm, as the global memory card market will grow five percent between 2005 and 2010, the multimedia card market will grow 17% and the MMCmicro market by 95 percent during the same period.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: New tech aims to improve communication between dogs and humans

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

PlayStation TV to hit US in October

Sep 23, 2014

PlayStation TV home entertainment system is set to hit North America on October 14 as Sony seeks to improve its financial footing with games, films and music.

Team at Raspberry Pi advance with Model B+

Jul 14, 2014

Nice, rounded corners. MicroSD card slot with far less jutting out. Two more USB 2.0 ports. These are just some of the changes—Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton would be quick to replace the word "changes" with ...

Intel makes new moves on Edison: Atom yes, Quark no

Apr 02, 2014

(Phys.org) —Last month's Intel blog post by an Intel VP, Michael Bell, announced the latest enhancements for Edison, the company's platform with built-in wireless, targeted for builders of small form factor ...

New Nokia phone no standout, but worth a look

Feb 03, 2012

The first of Nokia's new generation of smartphones isn't flashy and certainly isn't an iPhone killer. But it's a nice device, and at $40 with a two-year contract, a bargain.

Recommended for you

What's causing the recent string of data breaches?

18 minutes ago

It's Cyber Security Awareness month, which has me wondering: are we doing all we can to protect our data? To help answer this question, I sat down with Girish Bhat of Wave Systems—an important collaborator of Micron's—to ...

Preparing for a zero-emission urban bus system

1 hour ago

In order to create a competitive and sustainable transport system, the EU must look to alternative fuels to replace or complement petrol and diesel. Not only will this reduce transport emissions but it will ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.