Samsung is no stranger to flash memory technology and the
company has announced numerous advances over the
past year. Today, the company announced that it has developed a new 4GB
multi-chip package (MCP) destined for mobile phones.
"We’ve now perfected a memory chip that allows handset
manufacturers to significantly reduce development time while deploying an
extremely robust design that will result in higher performance for smaller
phones, with higher storage capacities," said Samsung's Jim Elliott.
Since its hip to put a brand on new products, Samsung call
its new chip package "moviMCP" and the NAND flash memory included
within the package is referred to as "moviNAND".
The moviMCP uses an eMMC interface which allows easy
integration into mobile phone platforms. Also, Samsung reckons that mobile
phone manufacturers can save money and complexity by not including an external
SD, miniSD or microSD slot for memory expansion due to the inclusion of 4GB of
Samsung is currently sampling its moviNAND and expects to
ship 392 million units by the end of the year.