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Samsung Introduces 8GB MMC Cards

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced today that it has developed the highest density MMC card based on its MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory. It also has developed the new MMC card, based on SLC (single-level cell) NAND flash, in rounding out its portfolio of MMC memories.

Based on Samsung's 8-gigabit NAND flash memory, the MMCplus card will be introduced with an 8-gigabyte density, allowing it to store 2,000 MP3 music files or eight hours of DVD-quality movies. The 8GB card will be part of a full line up of MLC-based MMCplus cards that also will include 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB offerings.

Samsung also is introducing a separate card advancement: a higher performance MMC that more than triples the performance of conventional small-form-factor memory cards. The higher performance version makes use of SLC NAND flash memory, providing a read-speed of 40Mbytes/s and a write-speed of 25Mbytes/s. The high-performance card will be available in two variations: a 1GB and a 2GB density.

Samsung's new high-density and high-performance MMCplus cards are expected to be available in the second half of this year.

Source: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

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