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New 20nm class NAND is 30 percent faster than existing 30nm NAND

NAND flash memory seems to be invading nearly every electronic devices that we use today. Everything from cameras to smartphones to notebook computers to digital media players make use of the storage technology.

So it should come as no surprise that companies are always looking to new process technologies to not only lower the cost of production for NAND flash memory, but also to improve performance and storage densities.

Samsung has made an announcement today that should be sweet music to photographers and smartphone users around the globe. The Seoul, Korea-based company has announced the production of 20nm class MLC NAND flash memory for use in Secure Digital (SD) cards and smartphone storage. The new 20nm class NAND will usher in the mainstream use of 32Gb MLC NAND and will result in storage devices ranging from 4GB to 64GB.

"In just one year after initiating 30nm-class NAND production, Samsung has made available the next generation node 20nm-class NAND, which exceeds most customers requirements for high-performance, high-density NAND-based solutions," said Soo-In Cho, president, Memory Division, Samsung Electronics. "The new 20nm-class NAND is not only a significant step forward in process design, but we have incorporated advanced technologies into it to enable substantial performance innovation."

According to Samsung, SD cards based on new 20nm class technology will be 30 percent faster than the company's existing 30nm-class products. In addition, the new 20nm class devices will be capable of 20MB/sec read speeds and 10MB/sec write speeds (Class 10 speed rating).

Samsung hopes to have full production-spec modules running off the assembly line later this year.

Samsung made headlines late last week over concerns that some of its plants have been linked to cases of leukemia in workers.

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RE: Err, what the hell?
By bupkus on 4/19/2010 7:57:36 PM , Rating: 1
Curious that anyone should vote down a statement as innocuous as this. Must be someone who feels personally offended by the slighted hint of criticism. Dude, don't be so sensitive; your ego can't be that fragile?

RE: Err, what the hell?
By AssBall on 4/19/2010 9:25:36 PM , Rating: 4
Sometimes I think people just skip the article and race to the comments so they can exercise their massive superiority with the amazing and all powerful rate down button.

RE: Err, what the hell?
By JKflipflop98 on 4/20/2010 5:41:43 AM , Rating: 2
There ya go. All fixed :)

RE: Err, what the hell?
By JKflipflop98 on 4/20/2010 5:42:41 AM , Rating: 2
LOL wtf? 2 seconds after I see it's gone back to 2, you've been downrated again.

RE: Err, what the hell?
By Dark Legion on 4/21/2010 4:31:32 AM , Rating: 2
Yes, when you rate someone and then reply to the same thread, your rating goes away.

RE: Err, what the hell?
By JKflipflop98 on 4/22/2010 12:26:20 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, but it wasn't me. I just noticed that someone evened him out, then he got downrated again.

RE: Err, what the hell?
By Starcub on 4/20/2010 11:04:46 AM , Rating: 2
I wouldn't have down rated you for it, but I think you missed the mark in calling it incidental. News sites like this generate revenue from advertisers. The greater the hit count on thier stories, the more valuable they are to advertisers.

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