Samsung begins mass production of world's first 20-nanometer NAND chips

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Samsung Electronics Co., the largest memory chip producer in the world, announced Monday that it has started mass producing the world's first 20-nanometer based Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash memory late last week, as it released a secure digital (SD) memory card that comes with the chips.

Samsung also said it developed a multimedia card controller compatible with the 32-gigabyte (GB) memory chips, significantly boosting the performance level of its memory products.

The newly released 20-nanometer based NAND flash memory chips have a productivity level 50 percent higher than the 30-nanometer chips, which are mainly used as memory-storage devices in digital cameras, music players, and smartphones, the company said.

The 20-nanometer based MLC NAND flash memory chips will expand its product line to a number of different capacity levels, from 4GB to 64GM chips, with plans to advance the application to moviNAND memory devices in the future, it added.

Source: Xinhua


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