Samsung announced today that it has begun mass-producing an 8-Gigabit NAND Flash memory device for mobile devices — using a 60-nanometer process technology.
Mass production of the new 8Gb chip allows Samsung to offer an 8-Gigabyte (GB) solution by vertically stacking two 4GB packages, each package carrying a vertical stack of four 8Gb dies. The 8GB NAND which can store 2000 MP3 files or 225 minutes of DVD-quality video is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2006
*Update – There have been a few comments regarding the Gb/GB statement in this post. Just to clarify, Samsung is offering an 8GB solution by “vertically stacking two 4GB packages, each package carrying a vertical stack of four 8Gb dies”, meaning each solution has eight 8Gb dies in it for a total of 8GB.[via Akihabara]