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Samsung Starts Mass Producing Fastest Embedded Memory to Tomorrow's Smartphones and Tablets

Samsung Starts Mass Producing Fastest Embedded Memory to Tomorrow's Smartphones and Tablets

Samsung just dropped us a note to let us know it's begun mass producing what it claims is the world's fastest embedded memory in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB densities for next-generation smartphone and tablet devices. The company's eMMC PRO memory features an interface speed of 400MB/s, which will lead to faster multi-tasking, web browsing, application downloads, file transfers, video capture and playback, application loading, and more.

"With timely mass production of our ultra-fast eMMC PRO line-up offering a more than 10X performance increase over external memory cards, Samsung will accelerate the spread of high-end mobile devices as the market for devices with larger screens and more multimedia functionality expands even further," said KyongMoo Mang, vice president of memory marketing. "We will continue to provide advanced mobile memory solutions that allow users to enjoy high definition, large-volume content seamlessly, as we also strengthen technological cooperation with mobile devices manufacturers."

eMMC PRO

The mass produced chips are being built on Samsung's 10nm-class NAND flash technology and support the eMMC version 5.0 standard that's nearing completion at JEDEC. In 32GB and 64GB densities, Samsung rates random read and write speeds at 7,000 IOPS. The chips also read data sequentially at up to 250MB/s and write sequentially at up to 90MB/s.
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What's great is that with the OS loaded onto this, like Android, the phones and tablets will see huge impovements. With so much processing power at their disposal I've long had the opinion that it was time manufacturers started focussing on faster mobile/embedded storage solutions.

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Damn Samsung is ahead of the game. Can't wait for other companies to start using this.

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Great, so we may see them in actual products in about another year or so...

Just like how they started producing the Pro Class 1500 back towards the end of August 2012, with full range not offered until September 2012, and we're still waiting to see them widely used in actual products.

Companies like Intel only announced support for the 4.5 eMMC specification for the upcoming Bay Trail for example, while the previous Clover Trail only supported the 4.41 specification, even though the 4.5 specification has been published since June of 2011!

Starting production before the specification is actually passed may speed things up a bit but not by too much, and they'll still have to go through the existing stock of eMMC drives made under the earlier specifications before OEMs really start investing in the newer models.

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I am excited. Pocket Computers (Smart Phones) come ever closer to their namesake.

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What a world we live in? Imagine the tech 10 20 or 50 years from now.

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even with all the supertech we have today, my mobile devices always feel slow compared to my computers. this is good news

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Faster is never worse, unless it's a NES emulator

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Framelimiters can easily fix that

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