Samsung unveils the fastest NAND Flash chips yet

Samsung announced the start of mass-production for “eMMC Pro Class 1500” NAND Flash chips, a new solid state memory that improves the company’s former tech in every field and promises to power the mobile gadgets of the future.

The Embedded Multimedia Card (eMMC) Pro Class 1500 is the first chip to be produced on Samsung’s latest technology node (20 nanometers): the chip is available in 16, 32 and 64 gigabyte flavors with a package design made up by multiple-die stacks (two, four or eight dies respectively) and 1.2 millimeters thick in its largest configuration (64 GB).

The eMMC Pro Class 1500 is “the industry’s fastest speeds for an embedded memory device”, Samsung states, capable of exceptional performances (as for the mobile market) in sequential data reading (140 MBps) and writing (50 MBps). Random reading and writing performances are 3500/1500 IOPS (inputs and outputs per second), ie “four times” the speed of previous eMMC chips Samsung states.

The new Samsung chip is the first one to support the lates JEDEC e-MMC v4.5 specifications, the company says, with features designed to improve the chips’ performance, power efficiency, security, and reliability.

Jaehyeong Lee, Samsung’s VP of Memory Product Planning, said:

With the production of 64GB Samsung eMMC Pro Class 1500, we are delighted to provide the highest performing mobile storage solutions available that support the latest eMMC standard, for worldwide mobile device makers. We will confidently strengthen our research and development efforts to continually bring to market the most advanced mobile storage devices based on next-generation standards.

Source: Samsung press release

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raazman said,

So they can't maximize revenue. Duh!

and then Apple will sue claiming Samsung stole it from them. Apple gets a lot of parts from Samsung. They shouldn't bite the hand that feeds them.

jon.01 said,

and then Apple will sue claiming Samsung stole it from them. Apple gets a lot of parts from Samsung. They shouldn't bite the hand that feeds them.

That's a different issue. Both spending the morning in the courts, but at the end of the day, friends. None of them would like to bring that up and break their relations. They both win, not only Samsung. The lawsuits play in a different, dark field.

jon.01 said,

and then Apple will sue claiming Samsung stole it from them. Apple gets a lot of parts from Samsung. They shouldn't bite the hand that feeds them.

Apple feeds Samsung, Samsung does not feed apple, without apple's business Samsung would have A LOT less funds. If Samsung decided not to supply apple's parts it would hurt Samsung not apple. A lot of other companies out there would love to take Samsung supply job.

jon.01 said,
Hopefully they don't let Apple buy these.

Nah - they should sell them to Apple

Apple price $2000
RRP to everyone else $20

The $20 units are not allowed to to used in in Apple devices = penalty $200,000 per device.

dvb2000 said,

Nah - they should sell them to Apple

Apple price $2000
RRP to everyone else $20

The $20 units are not allowed to to used in in Apple devices = penalty $200,000 per device.

Not sure, but is that discriminatory pricing? I know that Samsung can refuse to sell to whoever, but just different prices because its Apple, that might get them in trouble.

jon.01 said,

Not sure, but is that discriminatory pricing? I know that Samsung can refuse to sell to whoever, but just different prices because its Apple, that might get them in trouble.

Discriminatory pricing happens all round the world and on every damn thing you can find

XsilversageX said,

Apple feeds Samsung, Samsung does not feed apple, without apple's business Samsung would have A LOT less funds. If Samsung decided not to supply apple's parts it would hurt Samsung not apple. A lot of other companies out there would love to take Samsung supply job.

How would it not hurt Apple to lose the only company that makes its processors? In that case it would greatly effect both.

XsilversageX said,

Apple feeds Samsung, Samsung does not feed apple, without apple's business Samsung would have A LOT less funds. If Samsung decided not to supply apple's parts it would hurt Samsung not apple. A lot of other companies out there would love to take Samsung supply job.


Sure, but if the Samsung chips are better than their competitors that will leave Apple making products with inferior parts. Apple needs to quit being a douche, although I know that's not likely to happen because it's in their DNA. If I ran Samsung I most certainly wouldn't do business with Apple. There are a ton of mobile devices out there that could use this new emmc that don't have an Apple logo on them. I don't think Samsung would be losing much.