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."


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.