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Samsung's 2Gb 60nm chips
Shrinking NAND from the 70nm to the 60nm node in less than 4 months

Samsung today announced its first 60nm NAND product, 2Gb OneNAND chips.  The new chips have a sustained read capability of 108MB/sec with a sustained write capability of 17MB/sec.  Furthermore, the write performance can be increased even further "up to 136MByte per second when eight of the 2Gb memory chips are combined" according to Samsung's Memory & LCD Public Relations Manager John Lucas.

In April Samsung Semiconductor announced its first 70nm OneNAND products, but the shrink to the 60nm node also bumps the write speed from the 9.3MB/sec on the old OneNAND to 17MB/sec on the new NAND.  This is primarily due to the fact that 70nm OneNAND had a maximum density of 1Gb per chip, while the 60nm product can hold 2Gb per chip.  As Lucas had stated, the increased density improves write speed.

”We’re seeing a rapidly widening market for our OneNAND memory because of its outstanding performance and capacity that has become even more noteworthy with the application of 60 nm technology,” claimed Don Barnetson, Director of Flash Marketing SSI. 

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The 60nm OneNAND chips will show up in virtually any application where the old OneNAND chips were used, but the company specifically emphasizes the chips will play an integral role in hybrid and SSD hard drives, such as the many devices that were recently announced with NAND storage capabilities.

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By kattanna on 6/27/2006 12:54:59 PM , Rating: 2
so lets take 128 of these bad boys and make an ultra fast boot drive

though with 256 of them i could use that to replace my data drive as well

and why not make it 16bits wide...i'd like to see them have to make a new bus type because the "drive" was having to wait for the bus..would be a nice change

RE: hmmm....
By Xenoterranos on 6/27/2006 1:04:00 PM , Rating: 2
I'll settle for a couple on my keychain.

RE: hmmm....
By GoatMonkey on 6/27/2006 2:12:49 PM , Rating: 2
If the text in the article is right they are actually 2Gb not 2GB. So I guess when they put together 8 of them you're actually getting 2GB. Which with 2 or 4 GB might be enough to store the OS in windows Vista (if we're lucky).

RE: hmmm....
By Alphafox78 on 6/27/2006 5:00:57 PM , Rating: 2
HA! Vista wants a 10GB partition to install windows as I found out....

RE: hmmm....
By ryanbrancel on 6/27/2006 4:22:43 PM , Rating: 2
Remember this is a 2 gigabit chip, roughly 250 Megabytes.

Link to the source article press release??
By mpc7488 on 6/27/2006 1:14:06 PM , Rating: 3
Interesting, it'd be nice to have some official linkage to Samsung's press release.

By KristopherKubicki on 6/27/2006 3:04:58 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think Samsung has published it yet. Here's a sneak peak:

By mpc7488 on 6/28/2006 10:09:20 AM , Rating: 2
Thanks Kris. I went looking for it in the Samsung Press Center and couldn't find it.

This stuff has some neat applications. There's a good article here discussing some of the differences between NOR, NAND, and the new Hybridized parts:

Plus with the new Samsung HDDs having 1Gb-2Gb OneNAND in them, they've created their own market!

Who knows about this stuff?
By GoatMonkey on 6/27/2006 12:51:40 PM , Rating: 2
It seems like if it's cheap enough you could put some of that on a hard drive to meet the Vista specs.

RE: Who knows about this stuff?
By GoatMonkey on 6/27/2006 12:54:03 PM , Rating: 3
I gotta finish reading the article before I post next time. It actually says that in the last paragraph.

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