Samsung has begun volume production of 128-gigabyte (GB)
embedded memory for next-generation smartphones, tablets
and other mobile devices.
Samsung started producing the new 128GB eMMC (embedded
multimedia card) Pro Class 1500 in late August, which is
only one month after it started delivering eMMC Pro
products in 16-, 32- and 64-GB densities.
"By doubling the highest density of its previous eMMC
products, Samsung expects to contribute significantly to a
timely release of leading-edge mobile devices," said
Wanhoon Hong, executive vice president, Memory Sales &
Marketing, Samsung Electronics. "The higher data storage
and faster data transmission will bring a range of benefits
to users that compare to those of ultra-slim notebook PCs."
With 128GB of the new embedded memory storage, mobile
handsets and tablet PCs can store up to 15 full HD,
8GB-equivalent video files. Also, the new eMMC fits into a
slim 12x16mm FBGA package that accommodates today's sleeker
mobile designs. In addition, the new eMMC provides the
industry's highest density and highest performance level
for an embedded memory chip.
Samsung's eMMC Pro cards read data sequentially at up to
140 megabytes per second (MB/s) and write it at up to
50MB/s, which is five times faster than Class-10 rated
external memory cards. For random reading and writing, it
can process up to 3500/1500 IOPS (inputs and outputs per
The high-speed storage device uses Samsung's 64-gigabit
(Gb) NAND memory with a toggle DDR 2.0 interface based on
the company's latest 20 nanometer class process technology.
The new eMMC's fully managed NAND comes with its own
performance controller and intelligent flash-management
The Samsung eMMC Pro Class 1500 supports the JEDEC eMMC
v4.5 specification that standardizes the most advanced
features to improve performance, efficiency, security and