Fw: Internet and Technology News Samsung Readies 32GB Memory Cards
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Subject: Internet and Technology News Samsung Readies 32GB Memory Cards
Sumner Lemon, IDG News Service Mon Sep 12,10:00 AM ET Samsung Electronics
a new flash memory chip that should pave the way for removable memory cards
can hold up to 32GB of data.
Samsung's 16-gigabit NAND flash memory chip, which is slated to enter
production during the second half of next year, will be manufactured using a
production process, company representatives said. The new chip will allow
makers to design cards with a capacity of 32GB by putting 16 of these chips
a single card.
To put that into perspective, a 32GB memory card would be able to store 8000
audio files or 20 DVD-quality movies in a handheld device such as a mobile
according to Samsung.
However, no memory-card makers have so far committed to producing 32GB
based on the new chip.
"We just announced this chip and we don't have any specific customers yet,"
Suyeon Chae, a spokesperson for Samsung in Seoul. Storage Capacity Jumps
At present, most removable memory cards come in capacities up to several
For example, Pretec Electronics, a subsidiary of Taiwan's C-One Technology,
offering cards with a 4GB capacity last month. It claimed it was the first
to sell an SD card with that much capacity.
In addition, the SD Card Association, an industry group established to
card format, has said SD cards with a capacity of 8GB are in the pipeline,
has not said when they will be available.
Samsung hopes to see flash memory become more widely used as a storage
as a in some notebook computers. To this end, it earlier this year to
flash-based replacement for hard drives. Called solid-state disks (SSDs),
drive replacements will initially be available in capacities up to 16GB,
to the company.
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