Samsung announces availability of 8GB OneNAND chip

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The demand for better mobile memory solutions seems to be advancing in step with the mounting use of smartphones. Samsung has declared the availability of their 8GB OneNAND chip based on an SLC NAND flash design that leverages 30nm-class process technology. This high-density chip offers a solution to the requirement for additional code data storage in smartphones.

The combination of SLC design and OneNAND performance ensures data reading capabilities of approximately 70 MB/s. This is complemented by the chip’s low voltage design which make it an appealing solution for dealing with escalating data code used with touchscreen displays and high resolution smartphone features. The 30nm-class process technology contributes to higher productivity levels. OneNAND memory can be used as buffer memory for ‘writes’ in the system as also as a buffer for quicker high-performing ‘read’ operations due to its NOR flash interface.

“We are happy to see that our advanced 30nm-class NAND solution is being widely adopted in smartphones,” trilledSejin Kim, vice president, Flash memory planning/enabling, Samsung Electronics. “The availability of an 8GB OneNAND chip will add considerably to our diverse line-up of advanced mobile memory solutions. Not only does our new OneNAND nicely address the need for higher density memory in smartphones, but it will enable the addition of many more features, bringing greater customer value, while broadening the scope of the OneNAND market.”

Pricing information on Samsung’s 8GB OneNAND solution is not clear as yet. It is being offered in sample quantities currently with mass production slated for the end of this month.