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Samsung announces new .6mm-thick NAND memory package

By Matthew
Nov 6, 2009
  1. Samsung announced that it has produced the world's thinnest multi-chip memory package for smartphones, portable media players, and other devices. The package measures a mere .6mm in height and contains 32GB of storage. Samsung's new product is 40% thinner and lighter than currently available memory packages.

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  2. njel

    njel TS Rookie Posts: 24

    They could maybe create an extendable SSD with that.
    Imagine you could extend the capacity of your SSD just by adding more of those little pieces.
     
  3. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 593   +47

    That's some amazing technology. I would be curious to see what the pricetag on these things are however. It would be cool if Samsung made an SSD with these chips!
     
  4. poundsmack

    poundsmack TS Rookie Posts: 74

    what i really want to see if a PCI card that has slots that you can put flash storage chips on. like ram slots on a mother board that way you can upgrade your storage without buying new hard drives etc... a man can dream though, a man can dream....
     
  5. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Enthusiast Posts: 239   +11

    Can you imagine just how amazing the next phone that uses this would be? With that kind of technology, they could make an amazingly thin phone with blazing fast response time, and lots of storage space. Things get smaller and smaller every day.
     
  6. elroacho72

    elroacho72 TS Rookie Posts: 124

    That is crazy cool.Combine this with the USB 3.0 even better.SSD are going to get bigger an bigger.
     
  7. buttus

    buttus TS Enthusiast Posts: 187

    WOW. 32Gb in such a small chip. Most impressive. This would be fantastic in the iPhone or iPod touch. SSD hard drive capacities should soar with this new tech...let alone smart phones or MP3 players.
     
  8. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,386   +425

    This is amazing technology. I can't believe how evolved hardware, memory and processors have come in the last 20 years. There has been more innovation in the last 20 years than in the previous 2000. Just mind boggling...
     
  9. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Maniac Posts: 388

    @ poundsmack:
    Didn't you know that you can already make your own SSD drive using CF cards and a PCI card? hahahaha its not so much of a dream anymore boy!~
     
  10. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TS Maniac Posts: 350

    That is very cool to see storage technology getting, faster, safer, smaller and yet bigger all at a same time. SO now when can I get 512GB flash drive and how much is it going to cost me?
     
  11. waterytowers

    waterytowers TS Rookie Posts: 85

     
  12. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    How much memory do people need in a phone or mp3 player anyway? I only have about 40gb of music and pictures don't take up that much space anyway
     
  13. Timonius

    Timonius TS Guru Posts: 587   +34

    but then you start adding videos, games (real ones!), etc....
     
  14. zaidpirwani

    zaidpirwani TS Rookie Posts: 74

    the more memory the better, as soon, these little hand-helds will replace the conventional netbook and with USB 3.0, these will become of much use, like in store video downloads, blue ray takes your 25Gb at least, so even if we get about 128 in an iphone, it is not that much considering the size of the video files currently on the market, I mean blue ray and HD....
     
  15. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Guru Posts: 692   +48

    Thats amazing, .015mm is really small, the future is now. Cameras, phones, mp3's are going to have tons of memory in the future I just hope technology gets cheaper because they always seem to find a way to make something cheaper to manufacture yet it goes up in price.
     
  16. Colonel Lance

    Colonel Lance TS Rookie Posts: 46

    I just have one thing to say: That is darn tooten tiny.
     
  17. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 130

    How thick are normal NAND memories?
     
  18. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    It was particularly tricky, so I had to have Wolfram Alpha crunch the numbers:
    http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=0.6mm*40%
     
  19. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 130

    It said it was 40 % thinner then currently available memory, it can be comparing memory that is also thin but not the standard, currently available is a very broad word.

    and on another note... the link you gave me is even incorrect.... you can't divied 40 % of a value and then take the new value times 40 % again and get the same number, let me demonstrate 40 % out of 100 is 60
    60 times 40% of 60 = 24 which means total is 84 not 100.
     
  20. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    Well sir, I didn't divide by anything. Your explanation doesn't really explain the error I made either, so I'll clear it up.

    What I did do, is multiply. I thought these chips were 40% of the thickness of regular NAND chips... 0.6mm * 0.4 is correct in that regard, but only if the article hadn't actually said 40% less. So, I certainly made a mistake.

    Here's the correct version, which is 0.6mm * 60% = 0.36mm

    Lastly, your question was still answered in the article stub, regardless of my poor arithmetic.
     
  21. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 130

    I intend no offence will this post I'm just gonna explain the math again to you because you did not understand what I was saying and explain what answere I wanted from my original question, I do understand that I have poor english grammar skills and I sometimes don't even understand what I have written myself when I read it after I have written it, anyways I hope this will make it perfectly clear what my original question and my quote intended to say.

    My question was not answered in the stub, I asked how thin NORMAL nand memory is, the article does not explain how thick that is, it simple states "40% smaller then currently available memory", If you didn't notice no particular memory is named and I'm sure there are lots of different thinness of memory on the market, for example lets say 1.20 mm 1.25 mm 1.3 mm , what I was asking was which is the normal thinness, not what the thickness was on the last memory chip that was the thinnest. The normal thinness is not necessarily the thinness the memory the article compared with.

    Actually your still wrong, your saying the memory the samsung was compared with is .96 mm thick.
    The memory that the article is comparing with is 1.00 mm thick
    When you calculate if something is smaller then something you don't just use random % numbers, you use the original number itself (1.00mm) and multiply that with 0.40(40%)
    1.00*0.40=0.60 0.60 is 40 % less then 1.00

    agian I would like to state that this is not intended to look like any kind of insult, I'm just trying to make my points clear. :)
     
  22. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    There you go - that makes sense.

    Ahh, even on the second try, I fudged up. I now owe you dinner and movie. :)
     
  23. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 130

    It's a date ! ^_^
     
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