Samsung is pushing flash capacity further, with announcements today of their sampling of eight gigabyte NAND units. Composed of four 16Gbit NAND flash units based on a 50nm process, Samsung claims they have read speeds as high as 52MByte/sec and will utilized the existing MMC interface,. This could result in many handhelds being able to come with 8GB storage with little or no changes. Samsung's "moviNAND" as it is called is expected to enter mass production at the end of this year. It wasn't more than just a few months ago when 2GB MMC cards were the highest capacity you could get, making this leap in capacity quite impressive.
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