In news that may not come as a surprise to too many folks, Samsung has announced that its next-gen memory chip, the 64GB eMMC Pro Class 2000, is already in production. As we know, this technology is among the fastest moving in the world, so chips becoming smaller, faster, and running cooler is no huge surprise, but the speed at which they evolve is mind-boggling.
These little 10nm fellas rock a 20 percent smaller physical footprint, and Samsung claims 30 percent advantages in both performance and manufacturing productivity compared to their last generation chip. The chips will have a write speed of 2,000 IOPS (input/output per second) and a read speed of 5,000 IOPS. That’s a 33% increase in write speed and a 42% increase in read speed compared with the previous generation. Seeing as these chips are already in production, they’ll be coming soon to a device near you. Hit the break for the full press release.
Bigger is always better— and Samsung is looking to apply that mantra to the next generation of memory devices in future smartphones. Considering 32GB devices is starting to become a bit too tight when holding all of our games, music and photos– Samsung believes its time to develop new and enhanced memory chips with a higher capacity. It announced at the Samsung Mobile Solutions Forum 2012 the 128GB eMMC Pro, which is an “industry first”. The new eMMC Pro line is created using Samsung’s 20 nanometer technology, while being cooperative with JEDEC eMMC v4.5 specifications. This means the NAND flash-based memory is capable of hitting speeds of up to read/write speeds of 140MB/s– which allows this to compete with even the fastest of the microSD cards now.
So now that the eMMC Pro units are official and are currently in production, the next question will be when we see them in Samsung-based devices. Perhaps we’ll see them in 2013 in time for the next great superphone?
source: Sammy Hub