Samsung announces smaller and faster 64 GB memory chips for phones and tablets
Samsung Introduces Advanced Memory Storage Solution for Slim Smartphones and Tablets
SEOUL, Korea on Nov. 15. 2012
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 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 its10nm-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 interface.
The new high-speed eMMC will be submitted next year to the industry standards body JEDEC, (Joint Electron Engineering Council) for adoption as an industry standard.
Samsung's 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 or www.samsung.com/memory
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1. Topcat488 (Posts: 1173; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Thanks Samsung, because there are things that you don't want to put in storage clouds... Keep your secrets and or dirty laundry at home...
6. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1104; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
true that and way to go Sammy for bringing us more and more....
8. tedkord (Posts: 5250; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Plus, with the carriers wanting to limit your data and charge through the nose for overages ( now that they finally offer enough speed to actually use the cloud), it'll pay to keep as much stored locally as you can.
2. AWiseGuy (Posts: 68; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
"Space for more things" had better mean the battery or a bone-conduction speaker. I'd like to see THAT in a mass-produced, high-end smartphone.
7. Topcat488 (Posts: 1173; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Yeah better speakers would be a nice next customer demand product to work on Samsung... I want the upgrade to that Note III to come with a Galaxy Blaster Sound, sound... hehehe good one... :)
3. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)
lets put 64gb version and up for next galaxy s4, yeah baby
*no more 16gb or 32gb version=just hoping miracle :)
4. jstahl (Posts: 79; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Useless. The current chips are fast enough. And small enough.
5. Captain_Doug (Posts: 790; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Yeah, who needs better technology right? /s
9. tedkord (Posts: 5250; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Exactly. They should work on real innovation, like new types of rounded corners for rectangles.
23. Knicknevin (Posts: 138; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)
Maybe they should make a parallelogram to avoid the "rectangular" device problem.
11. JC557 (Posts: 1161; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Faster, denser and more energy efficient memory. No surprise that it's from Samsung as they've been doing such things for what seems like forever in the computing space. Currently got a set of low profile DDR3 sticks for my desktop.
12. _Bone_ (Posts: 2138; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Yeah yeah yeah new technology yadda yadda yadda.
Listen Samsung! These things cost you like 5 dollars, so how about starting internal mobile storage from 128GB up to 512? OWN the competition with larger storage out of the box, I mean you want us to believe that cheap $200 netbooks come with hundreds of GBs of storage and you can't put 2 small, cheap 64GB flash memories into a $600 phone? Technology in mobile phones is 22th century, storage however is so 20th.
13. random (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Nov 2012)
I think you are way off here. Their products are always right there with price/performance. Why do you think they are so succesfull ? I always feel like I get my moneys worth with Samsung products, but maybe I am just a fanboy.
18. _Bone_ (Posts: 2138; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
No, I'm not way off here. The cost and space flash memory takes is almost non-existent compared to overall size and price of the product, there is nothing competitive in the way these companies rip you off in the name of storage.
It is ridiculous that computer alternatives such as tablets start at 16GB, many SD slot free, and you pay hundreds of dollars more to get 48GB more which costs companies a full $15. There's absolutely no way you can defend them bottlenecking highly advanced mobile computers with 1990s storage. Cloud would be a great thing if mobile data wasn't just as badly overpriced.
Time to end the nonsense and add proper storage to devices that cost as much as a mid-range full-feature laptops. With hundreds of gigs. You know I'm right.
14. aahmed215 (Posts: 85; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
Why do you need half a TB on a smartphone?
17. someones4 (Posts: 619; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
To forever push the limits of technology.
if they came up with 1/2 tb, we'll ask for 1 tb. We should ask for more and they should deliver more.
19. _Bone_ (Posts: 2138; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
We are already in the terabyte era, so starting at 128 gigs in the pricey ultra-hightech phones and tabs is pretty much a legitimate ask.
20. aahmed215 (Posts: 85; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)
Yeah, maybe a few years down the road. But criticizing Samsung for putting 64GB instead of 0.5 TB is a bit far considering 64 GB is very high end these days.
I don't about you, but I don't need to store about 500 movies on my phone at all times. 64 GB is a welcome addition.
15. Bfrenz (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)
New SDXC Cards can hold up to 2TB. Happy with that?
21. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1458; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
I'm sorry to say this, but Samsung is just so much more awesome than Apple for this reason. The thing they do make more sense. Apple, "here is iCould, you can store anything there." But I'm sorry, sometime I just don't have wifi or cell signal. On broad storage is important for this reason.