Quick Note: Samsung's 128 GB Flash Chips Head to Mobile Devices
September 18, 2012 12:21 PM
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Early adoption will likely be slow
Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum 2012
this week Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (
that it had just initiated mass production of 128 GB NAND flash chips for mobile devices.
The chips are destined to wind up in high-end smartphones and tablets. They support 140 MB/s data transfer speeds (reads) and adhere to the JEDEC eMMC v4.5 specification. The chips are fabricated on Samsung's
new 20nm process
and feature a toggle DDR 2.0 interface.
Expect early adoption to be slow, particularly on the smartphone front.
introduced 64 GB memory modules
in Jan. 2010. Yet two years later, the only 64 GB smartphones are Apple, Inc.'s (
) iPhone 5 and ASUSTek Computer Inc.'s (
. Beyond that HTC Corp. (
) has a handful of premiere 32 GB models, while most of the rest of the Android pack are sitting at 16 GB or less of internal storage.
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Sounded too good to be true.
9/18/2012 12:54:15 PM
That's 140 MB/s, not GB/s.
Would be mind blowing for a 140 GB/s read!
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