Esperanto For Solid State Memory Coming In 2009

Samsung reports that along with Micron Technology, Nokia, Texas Instruments, Ericsson, Spansion, and STMicroelectronics, they've  agreed to create and adhere to an industry standard format for flash memory data cards, anticipated to be in place by 2009.

  "For makers, the open common standard will help them cut costs for the development of products as they will be able to manage memory solutions more efficiently.

For example, the new standard will set the ground for memory makers to develop next generation flash memory cards that will feature superior functions to existing cards.

The JEDEC Solid State Technology Association (JEDEC), a leading open-standards body in the semiconductor industry, will take the leading role in standardizing the common format."

The new standard will be called: Universal Flash Storage -- UFS. This will make it easier for chip makers to rely on flash memory to lower access times to large files.