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New MMC flash media based on Samsung's 8Gb NAND flash memory modules

Samsung Electronics announced today that it has taken the MMC card to a higher density and higher performance in a product line called MMCplus.

The MMCplus flash memory cards are based on Samsung's 8Gb NAND flash memory that will alow it to hold up to 8GB of data on a single flash card. The 8GB version, along with the 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB cards, will be based on multi-level cell NAND flash.

The MMCplus line will also include a higher performance flash card based on single-level cell NAND which will perform up to 3 times faster than last generation MMC media. The new high-performance MMC cards will feature a 40MBps read speed and a 25MBps write speed and will come in 1GB and 2GB capacities.

Samsung recently made the announcement that it had quadrupled the density of its OneNAND flash memory from 2Gb to 8Gb just last week and has already been working on flash media products. Samsung was able to achieve this high density by using a process it calls "wafer -level stack process" which allows multiple wafers to be stacked together and daisy-chained using silicon interconnects through the wafers. In the case of 8GB NAND flash memory, there are a total of 2 vertically stacked 4GB packages each composed of 4 vertically stacked 8Gb dies.

The MMCplus high capacity and high performance flash media is expected to ship sometime in the second half of 2006, which means before the winter holidays. There has been no word of pricing on the MMCplus media but we will keep you updated once any information has been released.

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By aGreenAgent on 7/27/2006 12:51:04 AM , Rating: 2
Should that be 4 vertically stacked 1GB dies?

RE: Typo?
By shadowzz on 7/27/2006 12:55:51 AM , Rating: 4
8Gb = 1GB

RE: Typo?
By therealnickdanger on 7/27/2006 9:04:13 AM , Rating: 2
I know, in theory, it's a simple designation between a capital "B" and a lower-case "b", but I think for the sake of all humanity, any stories from now on that feature MB and Mb should simply say "Mbyte" and "Mbit". I would hopefully help edumacate a lot of folks.

RE: Typo?
By aGreenAgent on 7/27/2006 1:09:29 PM , Rating: 1
Agh. Wtf. Referring to everything in GB, then suddenly throw in a Gb.

Threw me off.

By PedroDaGr8 on 7/26/2006 10:46:48 PM , Rating: 2
40MBps read speed and a 25MBps write speed

Not bad, not bad at all. Now if we can just get those into USB thumb drives to help increase THEIR speed.

RE: Nice
By segagenesis on 7/26/2006 10:55:17 PM , Rating: 2
Well... if you really want a blazing USB disk there are always the OCZ dual channel versions. But yes, I see your point still.

RE: Nice
By irev210 on 7/26/2006 11:30:40 PM , Rating: 2
jump drive lightning by Lexar is where it is at for USB flash drives.

RE: Nice
By BigLan on 7/27/2006 10:11:53 AM , Rating: 2
Just stick it in a usb2 card reader and call it good. It's not as slick as a thumbdrive, but will work.

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