Samsung Introduces Advanced Memory Storage Solution for Slim Smartphones and Tablets

  Samsung Introduces Advanced Memory Storage Solution for Slim Smartphones and
  Tablets

Business Wire

SEOUL, Korea -- November 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 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 interface.

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.

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

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.

Samsung and the stylized Samsung design are trademarks and service marks of
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners.

Contact:

Samsung Semiconductor
John Lucas, APR, 408-544-4363
j.lucas@ssi.samsung.com
or
Dan Munoz
Dan.Munoz@edelman.com
 
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