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Samsung develops higher capacity flash memory

Samsung has developed a new chip-manufacturing technique that allows it to utilize current generation photolithography gear to etch ever denser circuits. The result is higher capacity flash memory chips produced at a lower cost.

Samsung has developed a new chip-manufacturing technique that allows it to utilize current generation photolithography gear to etch ever-denser circuits. The result is higher capacity flash memory chips produced at a lower cost.

According to PC World:

The world's largest memory chip maker showed off a 64G-bit multilevel cell (MLC) NAND flash memory chip made with an entirely new 30-nanometer production technology. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter, and the measure refers to the average size of the smallest features on the chip.

The manufacturing breakthrough, which Samsung calls self-aligned double patterning technology (SaDPT), will enable the company to greatly increase the storage capacity of new NAND flash memory chips once the technology is in commercial production.

The SaDPT technology uses two separate pattern transfers to create the circuit of each chip. By having each pattern transfer create different, overlapping parts of the chip, circuitry can be more densely packed together using existing 30nm technology.

Mass production of the 64Gb flash chip is expected to take place in 2009.

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.

7 comments
ajogadeo2
ajogadeo2

yea, you techies out there has to get ready coz this new SaDPT fLASH drive is soon here in ya local store. i have already got ma hands on to it ready to get the whole of south african residence smiling hehehe. great chip. deo ajoga senior IT SUPPORT SPECIALIST, JHB rsa

tarun_2050
tarun_2050

I think this is really a good technology. I am wondering is samsung using SaDPT technology just in 30 nm. Are they already manufacturing 56nm, 43 nm memory chips in this technology

BALTHOR
BALTHOR

Everything digital has a BIOS recorded in it.Without this BIOS the device would not be recognized.Memory chips are magnetic recording devices.Increase the frequency and the bits get smaller---and smaller---and smaller---

jdclyde
jdclyde

But of course! :D

jck
jck

i think the tech isn't new anymore lol

The Listed 'G MAN'
The Listed 'G MAN'

Even my Digital DVD Disk. I think not. The player would have the BIOS!

JackOfAllTech
JackOfAllTech

That doesn't make any sense, please explain. Ralph