Samsung Elec Unveils World’s LargestCapacity V-NAND Chip and New SSD

https://korean-electronics.com//inquiryThe world’s largest memory chip maker Samsung Electronics Co. unveiled its new Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory with the world’s biggest storage capacity of 1-Terabit (Tb) along with next-generation solid state drive (SSD) solutions.

At the Flash Memory Summit 2017 recently held at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center, Samsung Electronics presented its new 1-Tb V-NAND chip.

V-NAND is the flash memory technology used in data storage devices including mobile phones and digital cameras. The V-NAND in a stacked structure can provide higher single-die density than those with 2-dimensional (2D) cellarrays, and demand for it is growing rapidly along with rising applications of artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT).

The company said in a statement that with the new 1-Tb V-NAND chip that boasts twice larger storage capacity than the existing 512-Gigabit (Gb) chip, it is possible to construct2-Terabyte (TB) memory in a single V-NAND package by stacking 16 1Tb dies.

Considering that 1 Tb is equal to 128 GB, and a typical two-hour-long HD movie takes up 1.5 to 2 GB of memory capacity, about 60 to 70 movies can be stored in a single V-NAND chip.

 

 

Samsung aims to introduce the world’s largest-capacity SSD applying 1-Tb V-NAND memory technology next year. At the summit, Samsung Electronics also presented its new SSD technology, dubbed Next Generation Small Form Factor (NGSFF) SSD, which is expected to dramatically improve the memory storage capacity. With the new NGSFF SSD, four times larger memory storage capacity can be secured in the same server, so data centers and customers using the server can build more efficient system, according to Samsung, said Samsung. The company plans to begin mass producing it in the fourth quarter of this year.

An SSD is a storage device that can replace a hard disk drive (HDD). It uses high-speed memory semiconductors such as NAND flash memory or dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips for storage that ensure high processing speed, low heating and little noise.

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Samsung Display Unveils 65-inch, Next-Generation Curved Display LCD

https://korean-electronics.com//inquirySouth Korea’s Samsung Display Co. recently unveiled nextgeneration curved panels in liquid crystal display (LCD), pushing the rigid display technology to a new level as it has been quickly losing appeal against flexible OLED.

The company presented its 65-inch S-Curved LCD and 65-inch Curved Glass Light Guide Plate (LGP) at the 2nd Curved Forum held at the Yanqi Lake International Convention Center in Beijing, China.

The 65-inch S-Curved LCD is a next-generation display that bends all four sides including above and below. The center of the screen looks as if it is slightly dented, which the company says provides a more vivid viewing experience. The 65-inch curved glass LGP has also applied next-generation technology as it has an edge thickness of only 4.9 millimeters.

A spokesperson for Samsung Display said that a display product that is curved on both sides has already been commercialized in the market but it is the first type in LCD.

 

 

The 65-inch curved glass LGP with an edge thickness of 4.9 millimeters also provides improved light transmittance and thinner display as it replaces plastic light guide panel component that evenly disperses light within LCD with glass.

The spokesperson said that applying glass LGP to televisions provides improved image quality and also more flexible design for living space interior. Samsung Display, meanwhile, plans to enhance its partnership with major TV manufacturers including TCL Corporation and Hisense Co. in China, the world’s largest premium TV market, to boost the overall curved display market. The company is betting on curved products as core technology that will lead to new solutions in the LCD market that has shown sluggish growth recently.

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Samsung to unveil super-slim smartphone ‘Galaxy Alpha’

Samsung Electronics is scheduled to release a new slimmer smartphone featuring a metal case for the first time in the world. The global tech giant recently said it will unveil the “Galaxy Alpha” smartphone sequentially in about 150 countries from this month.

Galaxy-Alpha The smartphone features a whole array of the Galaxy series’ latest functions such as 4.7-inch HD Super-AMOLED display, finger print recognition, S Health and Ultra Power-Saving Mode.

The new smartphone’s boasts reduced thickness to 6.7 millimeters (mm) by covering the device with a metal case. This is far slimmer than the 8.1 mm-thick “Galaxy S5’’ and the rival company’s 7.6 mm-thick “iPhone 5S.” An official at the Samsung Electronics recently said, “We focused on maximizing the in-hand grip.” The industry believes the tech behemoth has entered the race of the thickness of smartphones, a global trend, with the Galaxy Alpha.

 
 
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Samsung Mass-Produces DDR4 Modules

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Samsung Electronics will open a new era for DRAM memory for PCs and enterprise server systems in the second half of this year. The next generation of DRAM memory has begun as South Korea-based electronics giant initiated the world’s first mass-production of ultra-thin mobile memory chips based on 20-nanometer-level technology.

Samsung Electronics recently announced that it will be mass-producing 20 nano-level 16 GB (Gigabyte) and 32GB DDR4 RAM modules for enterprise servers in next-generation data centers. The new DDR4 memory is highlighted by a 1.25-fold increase in data transmission rate and 30 percent cut in power consumption compared to the existing 20nm-class DDR3. This means the new memory will speed up a computer’s boot time. Samsung is confident that its modules support up to 2,667Mbps transfer speeds. The process of replacing DDR3 into DDR4 will begin in the second half of this year, enhancing performance and lowering power consumption.

 

By Kim Min-su : Here