Samsung recently announced
a new multi-chip package dubbed 'moviMCP', with an included NAND flash chip for mobile phones dubbed 'moviNAND' boosting internal memory storage capacity to 4GB, which could eliminate the need for manufacturers to include external SD, miniSD or microSD slots for memory expansion.
"We’ve now perfected a memory chip that allows handset manufacturers to significantly reduce development time while deploying an extremely robust design that will result in higher performance for smaller phones, with higher storage capacities," said Samsung's Jim Elliott.
The arrival of larger flash memory chips is good news for the mobile market with the increasing combination of features such as digital camera, mp3 player and PDA all in the same device. The 4 GB moviMCP is currently available for OEM sampling and Samsung expects to ship 392 million units by the end of the year.