Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Samsung paves way for 16GB music players

updated 08:40 am EDT, Mon March 12, 2007

Samsung 8GB Flash Chips

Samsung today began sampling a new, extra-high capacity version of its moviNAND flash chip. The chip maker said it has successfuly produced chips that store four, 16 gigabit flash memory units -- allowing for 8GB on a single chip. The technology should allow even smaller or less expensive music players to hold 2,000 songs and GPS units to cover the entire Western world with map data and points of interest. Such an advancement will also allow players with two chips, such as the iPod nano, to store a full 16GB of memory without increasing in size.

The new flash memory is also twice as fast as today's 4GB chips, Samsung says: a new MultiMediaCard interface processes data as quickly as 52MB per second, partly eliminating the transfer bottleneck faced by flash storage. The Korean firm plans to ship the 8GB chips on a wide scale this spring, though no specific companies have been named as using the extra capacity.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. koolkid1976

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: May 2003

    0

    make up your mind!

    The article made no sense to me because you kept interchanging gigabit and gigabyte. Which is it??

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 128GB USB drive

USB memory sticks are getting larger by the day, their growth speeding along with the availability and expansion of memory chips. But ...

Crucial MX100 256GB SATA-3 SSD

While the price-per-gigabyte ratio for magnetic platter-based hard drives can't be beat, the speed that a SSD brings to the table for ...

Narrative Clip

With the advent of social media technology, people have been searching for new ways to share the events of their daily lives -- be it ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News