Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory
technology, today announced a next-generation 64GB embedded multimedia
card (eMMC) using 10 nanometer (nm)-class* process technology. The new
64Gb NAND memory being used in the next-generation eMMC went into
production late last month.
Myungho Kim, vice president of Memory marketing, Device Solutions,
Samsung Electronics noted, "The new high-speed, small form factor eMMC
reinforces Samsung's technology leadership in storage memory solutions.
We look forward to expanding our line-up of embedded memory solutions in
conjunction with the new chip's design, in pursuing a system-level
adoption of application processors and other key components that form
the foundation for the most advanced mobile platforms. This will allow
us to better attend to time-to-market demands enabling the design of
more convenient features for next-generation mobile applications."
Embedded memory is the key memory component in popular mobile
applications such as smartphones and tablets. Advanced high-performance,
high-density eMMCs allow users to access high-density and
high-resolution content such as full HD video on their latest mobile
devices and provide a better user experience for web browsing, gaming
and running rich applications.
Samsung is applying 64Gb high-performance NAND memory using its
10nm-class technology to the new 64GB eMMC Pro Class 2000 memory
solution. The new embedded memory solution exceeds the performance
levels of the conventional 64GB eMMC Pro Class 1500 based on an eMMC 4.5
The new high-speed eMMC will be submitted next year to the industry
standards body JEDEC, (Joint Electron Device Engineering Council) for
adoption as an industry standard.
Samsungs next-generation 64GB eMMC Pro Class 2000 comes just five
months after the company introduced its first embedded memory supporting
the eMMC4.5 interface and delivers a 30 percent advantage in performance
over that solution.
The 10nm-class technology based NAND also is process compatible to
Samsung's advanced 20nm-class* 64Gb MLC NAND, which was first available
last May, improving manufacturing productivity by 30 percent.
The new memory solution has a random write speed of 2,000 IOPS
(input/output per second) and a random read speed of 5,000 IOPS. In
addition, sequential read and write speeds are 260 megabytes per second
(MB/s) and 50MB/s respectively, which is up to 10 times faster than a
class 10 external memory card that reads at 24MB/s and writes at 12MB/s,
greatly enhancing the smoothness of multitasking on mobile gadgets.
Current mobile applications show a distinctive trend to slimmer designs
and larger display screens, while using advanced multi-core processors
and high density (2 Gigabyte) LPDDR2 memory for higher performance, with
larger batteries for longer usage on a single charge. This new chip
accommodates the increasing size limitations of mobile form factors at
the component level.
The 64GB eMMC Pro Class 2000 measures 11.5mm by 13mm, which represents a
20 percent reduction in size over the conventional embedded memory form
factor (12mm by 16mm).
For more information about Samsung memory, visit: www.samsungsemi.com
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies
with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing
approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the
company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine
independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising
Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems,
Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device
Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its
industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental
and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world's most
sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability
Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
* Editor's Note : 10nm-class means a process technology node
somewhere between 10 and 19 nanometers, and 20nm-class means a process
technology node somewhere between 20 and 29 nanometers.
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