“Who would have thought a few years ago that flash memory chips would one day be poised to replace hard disk drives? But after Samsung Electronics announced it developed a 16 Gb flash memory chip, the product is poised to revolutionize everyday life,” The Chosun Ilbo reports. “The new 50 nanometer 16 Gb NAND flash memory was introduced on Monday, integrating 16.4 billion transistors on a chip the size of a thumbnail. By combining 16 of these, manufacturers get 32 Gb of flash memory that can store more than 32 hours of HD video files, 8,000 digital music files (670 hours), or 200 years of daily papers. Samsung is planning to start mass production later next year.”
“Products such as Apple’s iPod Nano MP3 player… rely on flash memory technology,” The Chosun Ilbo reports. “The fact that Samsung is already working on the development of 30 nanometer types with 32 Gb, 64 Gb, and 128 Gb suggests the sky is the limit for the technology.”
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Apple iPod nano 32GB possible in second half 2006? Samsung unveils new flash memory NAND chips – September 12, 2005